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If You Love Books...Read This
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KellyGa    Posted 01-28-2004 at 15:35:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mama and I decided to go out galavanting today. One of our stops was the Barnes and Noble Book Store. I got me a chicken book, got Shelby a goat book, and then went to look at the bargain books. I found the most beautiful and informative book. The author was just a child in 1939, and it has beautiful pictures and topics like we have all talked about on here. Here is a list of the Contents of the book:

A Walk on the Wildside
In The Woods
Signs of Animals
Medicinal and Useful Plants
Wild Food
Edible Plants
Maple Syrup
Barns and Farmyard Structures
Growing Your Own
Keeping the Garden Harvest
The Grower's Weather
Moving to the Country
Traditions and Materials
Country INteriors
The Country Kitchen
Country Furniture
Country Household Hints
Country Remedies
The Weather
Weather Lore
Country Barn Raisings

This book is wonderful for anyone that loves the country life. I got in the bargain section for only $7.98. The Title is

Wisdom For A Country Life
By David Larkin

When I got this book home and started looking over it, I just wished I could stick a copy through the computer to all my friends here on KL. If you get a chance, go to a Barnes and Noble and ask for it. Its a nice large hardcover book. I just love it.

Les    Posted 01-28-2004 at 15:52:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Every time the subject comes up, I like to plug books by Ralph Moody. Some of you might recognize his most famous one, "Little Britches". He was a wonderful writer. Great books for young folks and older ones, too. Especially for those who appreciate the old ways and the country growing up that he writes about.
He has been dead for about 50 years but I think you'll find his books still in print.

Steve from TN    Posted 01-28-2004 at 16:58:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you like to read about country ways and country humor, I recommend the Ferol Sams books. He is an elderly doctor who grew up on a farm in Georgia during the depression. He is in his 80ís and still practicing medicine the last I heard. He has a trilogy with the first being Run With The Horses. This book covers his early years through high school where he graduated at age 15. The second book, The Whisper of The River, takes him through college. (This one is my favorite.). The third in the trilogy is When All The World Was Young and takes him through med-school (partly through med-school) and then through WWII. You can get these from I have read each of these several times. It is rare for me to read a book twice.

Dr. Sams has several other books out. The best of the others, in my opinion, is Epiphany. This book has three outstanding short stories. They are actually long short stories. Dr. Sams has remarkable insight and a keen wit that most people enjoy. Some of the younger folks have trouble relating to the by-gone times that he wrote about. They donít know about plowing with mules and out-houses. Dr. Samís account of plowing cotton with a pair of mules will make you laugh tears. This is not a paid advertisement, just a recommendation.

KellyGa    Posted 01-28-2004 at 17:03:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kewl, thanks! :)

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