The Oak Tree is a delightful tale of overcoming adversity and moving forward in life - no matter your age.
About the Author
Paula Nance Ragland grew up in a small town in Tennessee. She spent the early years of her life building homes with her father who was a carpenter and toiling in the soil with her mother who was a gardener. She retired from elementary school administration and is presently an English professor in Memphis, Tennessee. She is Grandmommy Polly to her twin granddaughters Maggie and Clem. Ragland has a business of drawing name art; it is called Polly's Pen Whimsical Name Art.
The story of the oak tree was told to Ragland as she admired many intricately woven baskets in a home for sale in Jackson, Tennessee. It was the old home place of three generations. An elderly gentleman was selling the home to move into a retirement facility. It was he who wove the baskets and was still carrying on his art form.