Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Clifton K. Meador Sketeches of a Small Town…circa 1940
I really enjoyed this book once you start reading it you can not put it down
if you love stepping back into time then you really need to read this book you will laugh you might cry and you may even travel back to when times were simpler Clifton Meador did a truly wonderful job on telling a story and painting a picture of a simpler time. I was truly honored to have read this book it is a wonderful wonderful story below you will find a description of the book that I did take from his website it really describes the book so well I highly recommend this book it truly is great for anyone of any age if you would like to purchase this book you can do so here is the direct link to this book Clifton K Meador-Sketches of a small town
If you want to read more about him or check out his other books you can do so here is the direct link to his website Clifton K Meador
I was given this book for free inexchange for my honest review
Description taken from website Clifton K Meador
In Sketches of a Small Town…circa 1940,By Clifton K. Meador, MD, he tells stories of his life growing up in a small cotton-farming town in the Deep South during the 1930s and ‘40s. it is Full of fascinating characters and entertaining tales, his memoir captures the sights and sounds, people, places, hopes and dreams of this remarkable era.It would seem For Meador, Greenville, Alabama, was a rich environment to grow up in. But times were tough back then, segregation was strong and small-town life was simple, his memories shine with the wonderful, hilarious, and quirky aspects of that time and place and the experiences that helped shaped him into the person he is today.
Sketches of a Small Town…circa 1940 recalls days when boys made up their own fun and all the mischief that followed them. He tells stories about discovering girls and how “sex education” consisted of a penny-for-a-peek in the
school cloakroom. Birth control was the fear of hellfire, damnation and syphilis was drummed into young boys heads from an early age, with Rev. Ralph Morgan’s overzealous, detailed descriptions of the titillating temptations they must resist as further confusion.
Mainstream morals and gentle manners share the stage with voodoo superstitions and elaborate pranks in Meador’s world. He charms us with tales of friendship, fast cars and fried
chicken and tells of local sharecroppers and tenant farmers who purchase what they need from the general store “on account,” that is, “on account of I don’t have any money.”
Written with humor as well as with love and respect, Meador’s reminiscences are snapshots of a place and time, devoid of clichés or pining for the past, brought to life in the hands of a skilled storyteller.