"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.