Mississippi Innocents

Mississippi Innocents

by Betty Hutzler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460955130
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: 03/16/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Betty Chisolm Hutzler was raised in San Antonio, Texas, attended the University of Houston and received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts graduating with honors.

She is a thirteenth generation Southern woman with lineage dating back to the founding of America with ancestors at Jamestowne. Her great grandfather was Lt. Col. Thomas Chisolm who fought in George Washington's Continental Line. Her Great Aunt was Ann Cuthbert, the first woman to own property in the State of Georgia. Ann owned Mulberry Grove Plantation. The property later passed into the hand's of Nathanial Green where George Washinton was entertained on several occasions. Betty is a member of The Colonial Dames of America, Daughters of the American Revolution and The Jamestowne Society.

Mississippi Innocents is a work of love dedicated to her mother, Edna "Jackie" Guarr Chisolm. It was written as a therapeutic endeavor when her mother passed away to help in her loss. She took stories recounted to her by her mother and other family members and wove them into the tapestry of this book. When she wrote about her family, they "lived again" on paper and in her vivid imagination. Her experience was that the characters began to speak and she merely took dictation. It was as if a movie was playing in her mind's eye or imagination. According to Betty, it was a mystical/spiritual experience.

Some have tried to paint the South with a broad brush and stereotype the people of this part of America. Betty's family lived in a unique crucible of cultures and spirituality. Their experience and perception of their environment and the people who inhabited the delta region was not as others have portrayed it. This is another important reason she felt compelled to write and publish her family's account of life in the Mississippi Delta at Boone Deadening at the turn of the twentieth century.

Betty hopes that this book entertains you, brings you a new understanding of the South, gives you joy and enriches your life in some small measure.

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