A girl and her mama...Lauretta really knows how to laugh. She laughs with her whole self. And when she laughs like that, she makes me laugh that way, too.
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Yes, he's peeling a switch with a pocketknife for a misbehaving youngin'...you just don't get to see this everyday...I wish I did.
The Indian Princess
When I finished reading Lauretta Hannon's The Cracker Queen, I was in a hotel in Charleston, watching my little one sleep. I think so many in the South are attracted to this book because she's telling our story. Southern people with high hopes and mitigating circumstances--isn't that what it always comes down to? Watching your people try so hard and almost win...and end up happy anyway. I had the pleasure of sharing tales with Loretta at the Right Wing Tavern in Woodstock, and I heard about the Cracker Queen shenanigans from Athens, Georgia, to Amsterdam. We've both had the pleasure of the seeing the world and then coming back home, which, in a lifetime, is all you can really ask for.