This story begins much like those we have heard many times before – a young girl growing up poor in a small rural town in central Mississippi – all Cindy ever wanted was to be safe and to fit in. But having been born in Mississippi during one of the most controversial periods in Mississippi history – the ‘60s was anything but safe and nurturing. “Do as I say, not as I do,” and “Children should be seen and not heard,” had become the mantras of the previous generation. She stumbled through life wearing a blindfold; a silent witness to and victim of discrimination, prejudice and poverty until she grew to believe she was the problem!
Delivered with honesty and humor, her first book, TALES FROM A BOILING POT, is a memoir about the joys as well as the drama of growing up in family straight from the pages of Southern Living where life lessons were served with a spoon of sugar and love came in all sizes, shapes and colors. Retracing the events of her life was the essence of going home. The book serves as a reminder of the power of compassion and love; and for all things, there is a time to heal.
“Our lives can change just in the telling, and our memories can become our salvation rather than our regret.”