The story surrounds the life and times of Minnie Johnson Burruss, who was born and raised in rural America around the turn of the 20th Century. Growing up poor but proud Ms. Minnie had to work hard from childhood through adulthood. As a teenager,MoreThe story surrounds the life and times of Minnie Johnson Burruss, who was born and raised in rural America around the turn of the 20th Century. Growing up poor but proud Ms. Minnie had to work hard from childhood through adulthood. As a teenager, she met and married a true gentleman named Jacob Burruss. With a houseful of children, a lot of wisdom and a strong faith in God, they lived through the Great Depression and many other trials and tribulations, including the fire that consumed their son, Matthew.Meet Emma and Annie Lou, Jacob’s two sisters, loving but as different as night and day.
Contrast Emma’s quiet spirit with the insatiable Annie Lou who slips away frequently into the dark of the night.This story (italicized words) is narrated by Ms. Minnie a few years before her death and is based on true events. Only the storyline has been embellished by the author. The characters’ names and the geographical locations have been changed to protect the innocent.Sit back and take a trip back through time as you spend an evening with Ms. Minnie.First Copyrighted © June 2007 by Alice W. MartinLibrary of Congress, United States Copyright Office Registration No.
TXu1-361-060All rights reserved. No part of this work may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from the publisher or author, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews.Printed in the United States of America.This book is based on actual occurrences. The storyline itself has been created based on the personality of and knowledge about the characters’ lives.
The names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent.