Chocolate chip cookies, a glass of milk, warm cozy quilts, and a wonderful Grandma with whom to share it all! Little Sally loves to visit Grandma Harriet who talks about writing a history book with the quilts she makes. Although Sally doesn't quite understand what Grandma is talking about, Sally listens to Grandma's stories and asks her lots of questions about the quilts and the family members for whom Grandma creates these masterpieces. There are many lessons to learn while watching and listening to Grandma. Grandma's latest quilt, called "Wish upon a Star", has Sally wondering if dreams really do come true, and she wonders for whom Grandma is stitching her latest quilt.
QUILTS -- PIECES OF FABRIC SEWN TOGETHER LIKE MOMENTS IN TIME, AS HANDMADE AS LIFE ITSELF Every quilt has a story to tell, an endearing story that lasts forever. Whether it is a craft-fair find, a generations-old family heirloom, or an art collector's most prized piece, quilts warm our bodies and our hearts. Ever since pioneer women organized sewing circles to combat the harshness and isolation of the American West, women have turned to quilting to celebrate, share, and heal. In this heartwarming collection of inspirational stories, we see the celebrations, joys, and heartaches behind the stitches. One family lovingly pieces together a birthday present for their aging father, while a garage-sale quilt comes to symbolize the ties between a young man and his mother. Thirteen pre-Civil War ladies sew squares for their schoolmate's wedding quilt, while a young boy adds his own square to the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of his father. No matter the circumstances, these stories deliver the spirit of quilting, friendship, and love with every word.
" “A woman was sitting on the witness stand, and the lawyer asked her, ‘Did you, or did you not, on the night of June 23rd have sex with a hippie on the back of a motorcycle in a peach orchard?’ She thought for a few minutes, then said, ‘What was that date again?’”—from the book Lawyers have long been known as master storytellers, and those from Kentucky are certainly no exception. Veteran oral historian and folklorist Lynwood Montell has collected tales from dozens of lawyers and judges from throughout the Bluegrass State, ranging from the story about the tough Jackson County judge who fined himself for being late to court to unwelcome dogs in the courtroom. Recorded just as they have been told for generations, these stories are sometimes funny, sometimes sad or frightening, sometimes raw and harrowing, but always remarkable. Far more than collection of lawyer jokes, Tales from Kentucky Lawyers recounts the most insightful, entertaining, and occasionally heartbreaking stories ever told by and about Kentucky lawyers and their clients, covering the spectrum from arson to homicide, domestic disagreements to sexual abuse, and everything in between. Tales from Kentucky Lawyers is a valuable resource for folklorists as well as an entertaining and vivid account of the often-surprising legal world.
STORIES OF FIVE GENERATIONS OF THE BLACKBURN FAMILY FROM SLAVERY TO NOW
Author: DR. JOICE CHRISTINE BAILEY LEWIS
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
During the Jim Crowe Era in Alabama, African- American children were told by their parents and teachers that they had to be “ten times better than their white counterparts, just to stay even”. Striving to be ten times better became the standard of behavior for Dr. Joice Christine Bailey Lewis who achieved success with ten times fewer resources and against ten times greater odds. What sustained her during the most diffi cult times was the evidence that her people had survived the hardships faced during two periods of slavery: the enslavement of Africans and the era of Sharecropping. Raised on a sharecropping farm and having no money to go to college, Dr. Lewis, nevertheless found a way to achieve a doctoral degree and experience success as an educator.
Life is an adventure, full of surprises day in and day out, month in and month out, year after year. Life brings joy, faith, pain, hope, despair, laughter, suffering, love, and hope. In "Time, and Time Again," author Paul Brown shares a collection of stories from his life growing up during the 1950s to the 1970s. Culled from Brown's four earlier books in the Time series, the stories recapture his memories from childhood, through the teen years, to adulthood. The colorful narratives describe everything from his own adventures and emotions coming of age, to traveling to his grandmother's house for family events, to incidents and tragedies that shaped his memories. "Time, and Time Again" provides personal insights into the life and times of his extended family, including some eccentric relatives. With humor and an eye for details about people, places, and events, Brown writes about a plethora of topics including the daily struggles of the previous generation-from church, school, and social activities to battles with weather, insects, and crops to accidental deaths, disease, debt, alcohol, and cultural identifiers from Model T Fords to Jack Benny to Ozzie and Harriett. "Time, and Time Again" reminds us that time is a treasure that must be dearly held and cannot be replaced.
Dr. Sheror Caton Moore, is unique among writers. Her mastery of the art of storytelling, blended together with her "Deep South" charm and humor, make everything she pens a delight to read. Dr. Moore understands the importance of the lessons learned in the past and their timeless meaning for the future. Her rock solid belief in the value of faith and the teachings of the Bible is unmistakable. The things contained in Grandmother's Patchwork and Crazy Quilts are not just entertaining; they are powerful. The best way to enjoy this wonderful book is to take your time reading, sensing, feeling, smelling, laughing, crying, and fully absorbing both the humor and depth of her remembrances. You will find yourself repeating the things you read in this book in both daily conversations, as well as in those unexpected "teachable moment" opportunities that sometimes come our way. Mark Nichols Sims Pastor and Author Other works by Dr. Sheror Caton Moore include Treasures in an Alabama Attic and Only the Ice Cream Shows.
These 8 modern quilts hold little secrets straight from Grandma's cupboard -- vintage feedsack scraps! Stitched alongside beautiful reproduction fabrics, the antique textiles take shape as pieced patches and lovely appliqués.
Heartwarming Stories and Cherished Recipes from the South
Author: Faye Porter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
What would you give for an afternoon in your grandmother's kitchen? Leaning over the countertop, you watched as she added the flour?just a little at a time?to the bowl of her old, yellow Sunbeam stand mixer. To her, cooking may have been as second nature as setting the table. To you, it seemed almost like magic?the way she skillfully put things together to create the mouthwatering meals and one-of-a-kind desserts you enjoyed at her table. Likely, it's her culinary delights that have set the bar for everything you've eaten since. And let's face it, her pan fried pork chops and home-baked banana bread make anyone else's versions pale in comparison. If you find yourself wishing for just a little more time in your grandmother's kitchen?complete with her stories and the memories of the comforting favorites she lovingly made for you?you're sure to embrace this celebration of grandmother's cooking. She'd be proud!
The bestselling author of non-fiction and fiction books and film, leader of a congregation of 30,000 members and a business empire, Bishop T.D. Jakes continues to teach and demonstrate ways to lead a prosperous and balanced life based on faith. Reposition Yourself teaches spiritual principles of prosperity and success. Bishop T.D. Jakes explains from a Christian point of view how to re-evaluate and reconstruct your attitudes about giving, sharing, and reaping the rewards of life - financial and otherwise. He encourages readers to give themselves permission to succeed, give in a spirit of love, practice the discipline to observe the principle of divine portion, and so much more that will lead to prosperity and fulfilment. Grounded solidly in Biblical teachings, RepositionYourself shows readers themselves - their character and their circumstances - a way to apply the lessons of scripture in everyday professional and personal life.