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Spit, Scarey Ann, and Sweat Bees: One Thing Leads to Another

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A magical romp through the author's childhood in the Deep South during the twenties and thirties. Mrs. Windham examines intrinsic country values that she was brought up on, and gives us a true sense of the Southern temperament of the time.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by NewSouth Books (first published April 24th 2009)
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Karen Beck
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography-memoir
Kathryn wrote the coolest little memoir books...memories of a simpler time-she was born in 1918.

Here's what she had to say about housework...

My mother excelled at many things, but housekeeping ranked low on her list of interests.

My older sister used to laugh at watching Mother hurry to the front door to greet company, dusting with her petticoat as she went.

She considered ironing a waster of time. 'Just shake the garment out and walk fast', was her advice.
Katie
Nov 12, 2015 rated it liked it
2015 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge - Book set in your hometown
I went with home state, since that seemed to be as close as I was going to get. This book felt like sitting down to talk to my grandmother. The stories were wonderful and transported you to another time, if you could follow through all the detours and side tracks it took to arrive at your final destination.
Katherine P
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful little book on Southern superstitions told through the eyes of a child growing up in Depression in small town Alabama. Sweet and funny.

Full review: http://iwishilivedinalibrary.blogspot...
Laura
Sep 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Kathryn Tucker Windham's book is charming as hers always are. Her stories of her childhood in the rural South evoke feelings of a simpler time when life moved at a slower pace and families and neighbors were closer.
Carla
A very sweet book from one of Alabama's favorite storytellers
Karen
Aug 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: southern, memoirs
I love Kathryn Tucker Windham. I've never had the pleasure of hearing her in person, but I've loved her recordings, so it was easy to imagine her voice with each of these tales.
Kim
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this cute little book. Literally takes 2 hours to read
Angelina
Mar 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: southern-tales
I love Kathryn Tucker Windham and I can't wait to listen to her tell stories again in person again.
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Kathryn Tucker Windham was an American storyteller, author, photographer, and journalist.

Windham got her first writing job at the age of 12, reviewing movies for her cousin's small town newspaper, The Thomasville Times. She earned a B.A. degree from Huntingdon College in 1939. Soon after graduating she became a reporter for the Alabama Journal. Starting in 1944 she worked for The Birmingham News.
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