Lessons From Grandma - Wisdom and Humor of a Confederate Widow
Her True Story
de James Willis Petty - Edited by Ronald Ellis Wade
"Lessons from Grandma" was written early in the 1900's but never published except as a little typewritten piece for family members.. "Grandma" Susan Bearden Petty might be embarrassed by the publication of a study of her life's journey for this is a true story. Born in 1825 in rural Georgia and married at only 15, she moved to East Texas where her life's story herein is told. Grandmas in the 19th century dealt with trials not faced now or even by your own Grandmas. This volume tells of rural life in the aftermath of the Civil War. As a Confederate war widow (her husband died at home while on furlough after suffering wounds during the Civil War), she had to deal with drought, wild animals, sometimes wilder children, "ruffians", run-away horses and even a real ghost! But more so, this book portrays life in 1800's East Texas and how Aunt Susan helped others enjoy life and lay foundations as future Texans and Americans. You will find a lot of humor mixed in with the wisdom and true-life history.
Ronald E. Wade was born in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, the son of Ellis W.Wade and Rosedyne Langford Wade. As a child Ron would sit at the feet of his grandparents and great-grandparents and listen to family history. At age 17 Ron wrote his first book, A Pioneer Southern Family Life published by the Texian Press of Waco, Texas recording all of the family lore he had meticulously recorded. He published a second book The Langford Legacy in 1983 also by the Texian Press. As the "family historian" members of the family gave Ron fascinating family correspondence, photographs, records and artifacts which he carefully preserved and donated in 2005 to the East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin University. A lifetime in politics led to friendships with many U.S. Presidents including close relationships with both Presidents Bush. His wife Laura and their 2 children live in Longview, Texas where he has built an exact replica of the White House Oval Office at his home.
Gilmer City Cemetery of Upshur Co., Texas Publicado 30 de mayo de 2016
Pleasant Hill Cemetery of Upshur County, Texas Publicado 29 de mayo de 2016
Gilmer City Cemetery of Upshur Co., Texas Publicado 29 de mayo de 2016
Rosewood Cemetery of Upshur County, Texas Publicado 28 de mayo de 2016
Shady Grove, Upshur Co., Texas Cemetery Publicado 26 de mayo de 2016
Upshur County, Texas Confederate Burials Publicado 26 de mayo de 2016
Enon Cemetery of Upshur County, Texas Publicado 17 de mayo de 2016
Grice Cemetery of Upshur County, Texas Publicado 16 de mayo de 2016