In this vibrant collection of autobiographical essays, Sandra Rushing gracefully blends spirituality with old-fashioned honesty to communicate life's lessons and teach us what it means to be human. Set at the historic Poor House Farm in the tranquil Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, this is the story of the tragedy and mystery of growing up, the exhilaration of freedom, and the empty hunger of grief. Her Scottish father's fierce temper and unbounded generosity, her mother's Irish melancholia, and the power of the land merge and convey a passion felt on every page. Rushing's lyrical description and moving tales of strife, hope, and love craft the premise of the human journeyathat afighting and scrapping are part of it, whatever form they take, a that life is a gift, and that all things have a purpose.My Granny Carter dressed for her trips to the store, and her walks to church, in a monochromatic wardrobe of simple cotton dresses and ... Her very countenance bespoke good manners, and good manners did not draw attention to themselves.
|Title||:||Dancing with a Kitchen Chair|
|Author||:||Sandra M. Rushing|
|Publisher||:||Brandylane Publishers Inc - 2007-01-01|