Recording in her Alabama home, journalist and storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham shares humorous and touching tales of the important women in her life. Her warm, natural, and charming style almost convinces the listener that Windham is sitting in the next rocking chair. As she shares her recollections in a genuine Southern accent, she isn't afraid to laugh or even to burst into song. Her memories focus on Aunt Bet, who served as postmaster and cake baker in Windham's hometown of Thomasville, Alabama. The listener won't soon forget the tombstone in Aunt Bet's kitchen or her blackberry-wine dilemma. This is a sentimental journey one wishes would never end.
(P)2002 August House Publishers, Inc.
"Kathryn Tucker Windham's stories come to life in Women to Remember, recalling family interactions and stories with roots in the author's Southern heritage. These are excellent regional folk story-telling traditions which listerners will find rich in depth." (Library Bookwatch)
The Authors Voice and The Contents.
Her Voice and Her Stories.
It made me laugh and made me remember.
I grew up listening to my grandfather's stories of his childhood in Birmingham. One of the best treats in the fall was listening to ghost stories at Sloss Furnace.
Listening to these remembrances brings back both those days and provides a look into a long forgotten time - pre computer ; )
For some the cadence may be a little slow but sit back and let it wash over you. Try to remember that sitting around the table and talking about one's past is how we share it with those coming behind us.
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