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In the Backwoods of Nowhere

ByNancy Blankenship Owen

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A wonderful glimpse into the life of a remarkable woman-Alma was born in 1910 from humble beginnings and raised one of nine children. She shares in detail what rural life was like in Davidson County, NC, through vivid descriptions of daily customs, folklores and hardships. At age twelve Alma's family moved from the backwoods to Lexington where Alma's life changed dramatically when in her late teens she married and became the mother of eleven children. She raised her family at a time in history when the word convenience was rarely used. Resilience is the word that comes to mind when describing her character. Alma's parent's instilled in her the value of family, church and community. During the chaotic years of raising her family she never forgot her upbringing. She worked hard; always putting her family first. In times of personal need, she sought strength from the church. Alma tells her story with a warmth and enthusiasm that will leave you laughing at times and at other times holding a tissue to your eyes.


Publication Date
Dec 11, 2007
Biographies & Memoirs
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Nancy Blankenship Owen


Linen Wrap
Interior Color
Black & White
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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