The title story of this collection might have been dubbed "Mother Knows Best". Kathryn Tucker Windham has always had a healthy respect for wisdom, but her true love has always been humor. The stories in this collection reflect her appreciation for traditional values and traditional ways, but they also beguile the listener with that most enchanting of Southern traits, a keen sense of humor. Windham tells us of a tombstone, exquisitely carved with doves, roses, and delicate leaves, that was used as a carving board and confectionary mold in her family's kitchen; of making frog houses in the sand; of a basket made for picking cotton; and of a little fatherless boy learning the ways of men while waiting to have his "ears lowered".
© and (P)1986 Kathryn Tucker Windham