Tall Tales From The Old South and Great Southern Short Stories.
"I never thought it would come to this when I started writing those stories." This is what I said to Sara, my wife, when the offer came to publish a book of them. For me, it was one of those serendipitous events of life which is all the more sweet because it was unplanned and unexpected.
Tall Tales From The Mississippi Delta.
And then, there were the people--those quirky, down-to-earth folk who saw the world and their place in it through a different set of lens. My family tree had plenty of these sitting on all the branches and there were plenty more just down the road or over the hill. And in our rural society, they could not hide. Everyone knew them and also knew all about them.
And now that you have recalled this time, where are we now? Have we left the culture we changed over the last five decades for the better? Who are we now? Are we still a group to be reckoned with? Do we -- can we -- continue to shape the world around us? Yes, perhaps we have changed the world and it has changed us, but once upon a time there were simpler days.