Love this story! Only reason I didn't give a 5 star is because some parts are better in the written forum. Recipes are hard to write down while I'm driving!! If people had grown up in this way of living, I believe the world would be a better place.
I laughed and cried listening to this story. It's so well written and told by the narrator. I loved this story. It re-inforces by belief in the "Southern Hospitality" and kindness of others. More please, Beth!
I grew up in the 50's/60's, in what was considered middle class. I remember having a black woman helping out at home. Her name was Ethel. Loved her so much! She made us snow milk. Would like to find that recipe. Never remember her being "different". I swear she could see through the walls when she would call from the kitchen, telling us to stop doing something we weren't suppose to be doing. She was part of our family. Loved the book, even though, I wasn't aware of how divided the races were. A real eye-opener.
While the interactions between author and Merle were funny and interesting, most of the story was about research of animal behavior. It was so boring, I couldn't finish the book. I was very disappointed.
Unless you like test results in a statistical format, this book has got to be one of the most boring books I have ever heard or read. Tried to get past the first hour or so but couldn't follow what writer was trying to portray.
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