Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snow in the Hollow

 Simple Cookery Snow in 2010

Well, we didn’t get as much snow as expected, but it was still a decent amount.  And, it was enough for a ‘snow day’.  Remember them as a child?  Remember being so excited that school was closed.  I can remember being huddled in front of the television at night waiting for the Snow Bird report on WSM.  Fingers and toes crossed that our county would be filled with snow and closed the next day.  As adults, we don’t get too many snow days.  Saturday was one for me.  I spent most of the day curled up with a new book.

I tend to look back on growing up in the hollow through rose-colored glasses.  I know times were hard, but I prefer writing about the happier times.  When I heard about the new novel, Everything Will Be All Right, I knew it was something that I would want to read.  It’s a true story of Douglas Wallace and how he overcame poverty mingled with abuse.  Wallace tells his often painful true story with a strong love of family and Tennessee.  It’s a quick read, but still caused me to shed tears along with laughter as it sometimes came too close to home. 

Everything Will Be All Right is more than a book.  It’s a glimpse into a generation not too far removed from today.  It will give you hope, and we can all use a little more hope in today’s world.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marge, That sounds like a wonderful book... Life isn't about the money (or lack of money)... It's about the love of family....

Glad you got some snow.. Our county calls off school at the first flake.. It is amazing how many days they miss for one thing or another. Makes me wonder what kids are learning these days!

We had sunshine today --so some of our ice melted... People were sledding on the golf course fairway today... Looked like fun!!!

Jamey said...

Lovely photo...and snow days...I love them!