D. Jackson Leigh

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D. Jackson Leigh grew up barefoot and happy, swimming in farm ponds and riding rude ponies in rural south Georgia. Her love of reading was nurtured early on by her grandmother, an English teacher who patiently taught her to work New York Times crossword puzzles in the daily paper, and by her mother who stretched the slim family budget to bring home grocery store copies of Trixie Belden mysteries and Bobbsey Twins adventures that Jackson would sit up all night reading.

It was her passion for writing led her quite accidentally to a career in journalism and, ultimately, North Carolina where she lives with her small pack of three terror, uh, terriers.

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I forgot to say goodbye

I should have been enjoying the new car smell while reading the manual to figure out all the bells and whistles — and there are lots — on my new 2016 Ford Escape sitting in my driveway.


Instead, I found myself feeling strangely sad. Crazy, right? I thought so.


In fact, instead of playing with my new toy – there were a few errands I could run just to drive it – I was exhausted when I got home.  Yo...

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D. Leigh D. wrote: "Martha wrote: "Ran barefoot on the farm? I wrote something about my childhood and going barefoot all summer and a Millennial writer thought we were poor. Actually, as a kid, I loved it! Except for ..."
Oh, but we were barefoot because we loved it. I remember begging my mother to let me shed my shoes in December once because it was 80 degrees outside. Her response, of course, was: "Are you crazy? This is December." That made no sense to me.


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D. Leigh Martha wrote: "Ran barefoot on the farm? I wrote something about my childhood and going barefoot all summer and a Millennial writer thought we were poor. Actually, as a kid, I loved it! Except for the time I got ..."

We were poor, but didn't realized it as kids. We always were well fed, but grew up wearing my cousins' hand-me-downs. I never realized we weren't at the lower end of middle class until I reached Junior High, where the girls started dividing into groups and judging you by your clothes.


Martha Miller Ran barefoot on the farm? I wrote something about my childhood and going barefoot all summer and a Millennial writer thought we were poor. Actually, as a kid, I loved it! Except for the time I got a bee sting on my foot.


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