Sunday, January 20, 2013

Butter in the Morning

Butter in the Morning by Georgia Green Stamper

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Wind Publications (December 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936138549
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936138548
This collection of essays is at once heartwarming and nostalgic. Georgia Green Stamper is able to capture that down-home country feeling of her childhood and life and pass it on to the reader. The section ‘Where I’m From’ gives a snippet of country life with the stories ‘The Past is Never Dead’ where she talks about her MawMaw and PawPaw Green, to ‘My Hat’ where the topic is the wide-brim felt hat she wore to her Freshman Tea.

‘You Might As Well Laugh Mother Always Said’ is a collection of humorous essays with topics like ‘Rhubarb,’ ‘Causal Dress,’ and ‘Demi Moore Stew.’ ‘To Everything There Is A Season’ takes the reader from ‘The Garbage Collectors’ to ‘Memorial Day’ to ‘The Thanksgiving Blizzard of 1950.’
But my favorite section of the book is the book titled, ‘Butter in the Morning.’ ‘Mother’ is a touching story of her mother and the rock-hard maple dresser.  ‘Go Big Blue’ is a Kentuckians dream talking about Big Blue Madness. And my favorite essay of the book is ‘A Tale of Two Autumns’ when she describes the autumn of 1976, one of the most memorable autumns in my own life.

This is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter’s day, or to take with you when you only have a few minutes to read. The short chapters make it easy reading and you can skip around from story to story because they are in no particular order.  This book is good enough to enjoy every day and is one to treasure.

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