by Madalyn McKnight Stanford
Life in all its dimensions is a story to be told and busyness detracts from the telling.
There is an ever-growing movement of journaling, scrapbooking and blogging, reminiscent of children sitting at the knee of elders to hear repeated, the story of their preceding generations. It is pictures crudely rendered on cave walls.
In my genealogy research I was ecstatic to find a story to go with the facts of an ancestorís life, putting flesh on those spare bones. Itís all a part of extending our lives and influence into future generations. Itís the pain that was segregation. Itís support and guidance of loving parents. Itís loved ones that went wrong. Itís the toll of wars. Itís the assassination of a President. Itís dreams weíve had and pets weíve loved and feelings. How we felt about everything that transpired in our lives. Itís about sharing our lives with everyone weíve met along the way.
If youíre looking for writing like Dan Brown, James Patterson or Barbara Kingsolver you will be disappointed. This is a work of Prose, Poetry and Essay.
If you seek a touch of deceased humorist and journalist Erma Bombeck, combined with a touch of the earthiness of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Rick Bragg, youíre sure to enjoy the book.
Read Southern Reflections for pleasure and a laugh or two.
104 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, paperback
Published by Authorhouse - Available here at Soul Asylumís Bookstore
Madalyn McKnight Stanford contributes to the Soul Asylum Playground under the name "Elmer Fudd"
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