This is a book of columns about growing up in the rural south. The columns are often humorous, sometimes poignant stories that uplift readers and leave them with a smile on their facec.
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Rick Watson grew up in Sloss Hollow (pronounced holler). Sloss Holler is a small coal mining community near Dora, Alabama in East Walker County. He grew up in a family of five kids and married his high school sweetheart in 1974. Rick was the first member of his family to attend college. He earned a Master's Degree from Birmingham Southern in 1997. He began writing a daily blog in 2005. This work came to the attention of The Daily Mountain Eagle, in Jasper, Alabama. He began writing a weekly column in the Lifestyle section for that publication. Other newspapers around the south subsequently picked up his column. Rick and his wife Jilda are also singer songwriters who have performed across the U.S. and Ireland. Their songs have been recorded by others and air on radio stations across Europe, Australia and Canada.Review:
Clarke Stallworth, former writer and editor at the Birmingham Post Herald: This sounds high-falutin , but it s not. Rick makes pictures, and I see them clear and plain, and the images bind me to his story. He achieved the writer s double whammy - he made me laugh out loud and he broke my heart, all in the same column. Like Homer, like every other born storyteller across the ages, Rick tells a story. I believe he will become our Bubba With a Heart, our Compassionate Goodoboy, writing from his Eden in the Woods near Jasper, Alabama. --Homefolk Media website
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Book Description Homefolk Media, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Jilda Watson (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1575710218