Stories are the backbone of life.
In Snippets of Truths, author Mary Hardy shares the stories of her youth while growing up in rural Southern Mississippi in the '50s and '60s. A collection of anecdotes and vignettes, this memoir narrates the memorable experiences of Hardy's childhood.
From the large to the small, and from the ordinary and everyday to the remarkable, Snippets of Truths recalls a wide array of events living on a farm, working in the fields, attending school, participating as a majorette, becoming homecoming queen, making homemade ice cream, and creating dolls out of Coca Cola bottles.
Providing a glimpse into life in the South, Snippets of Truths communicates the nostalgia that resides within each and every one of us. I remember the day when the world was told that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated as if it was yesterday. Everything and everyone came to a sudden and silent halt. It was as if the world had ended. I was sitting at my desk in a Mississippi history class with 25 other students. Our teacher was standing near the chalkboard, sharing historical information with the class. If we were talking at all, we stopped. After a while, we continued our class discussion but with focus on the president.