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Hogs, Mules, and Yellow Dogs: Growing Up on a Mississippi Subsistence Farm

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"It's in the nature of things that whole worlds disappear," writes the poet Robert Hass in the foreword to Jimmye Hillman's insightful memoir. "Their vanishings, more often than not, go unrecorded or pass into myth, just as they slip from the memory of the living."

To ensure that the world of Jimmye Hillman's childhood in Greene County, Mississippi during the Great Depressi
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by University of Arizona Press
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May 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book brought back many memories for me of my dad, mom, grandparents, and other relatives. My parents grew up in southern Wayne County in the 1930s - not too far across the county line from the Greene County setting of this account. The settings for these stories, the ways of life vividly described in this book - very much the same world that I heard about from those who lived through the 1930s in this part of piney woods Mississippi. Which, by the way, is very different than other parts of ...more
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May 31, 2012 added it
This is a wonderful story of growing up in the dirt poor south in the 20s and 30s. Beautifully written.
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