When my grandmother passed away, I inherited a wonderful memento, a chest containing her handwritten twenty-page memoir.
A Year in the Life of a Southern Girl features one year of my grandmother’s life around the year 1900, describing life in small town Arkansas at the turn of the century. In it, my paternal grandmother comes of age, tells her favorite funny family stories, and at the same time, demonstrates her faith in God.
Along with her stories, I have also included my other grandmother’s tales, as well as my own research and stories. All these tales are fiction based on facts.
The stories remind us of what we have forgotten of “the good old days,” how to be at peace even in the worst of times, and how to trust that life will get better. And, we should all share a laugh in the meantime.
(About the Author)
“I want to write the stories before they are forgotten,” says Polly A. Bakker. “They gave me great joy when I was growing up, and I would like to share that with my children and grandchildren.” A retired school teacher and administrator, the author is from Yarbro, Arkansas. This is her first book and the second is in the works.