Aunt Jane of Kentucky

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,665 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 680
Added to site: 2008.10.01
mnybks.net#: 22187
Origin: gutenberg.org

An old lady's reminiscences of her youth, full of quaint humor, wholesome sentiment and homely philosophy, giving a pleasant picture of rural life.

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id of him. And I never heard of him app'intin' Deacon Petty to represent him in this church. If the 'Postle Paul don't like what I'm sayin', let him rise up from his grave in Corinthians or Ephesians, or wherever he's buried, and say so. I've got a message from the Lord to the men folks of this church, and I'm goin' to deliver it, Paul or no Paul,' says she. 'And as for you, Silas Petty, I ain't forgot the time I dropped in to see Maria one Saturday night and found her washin' out her flannel petticoat and dryin' it before the fire. And every time I've had to hear you lead in prayer since then I've said to myself, "Lord, how high can a man's prayers rise toward heaven when his wife ain't got but one flannel skirt to her name? No higher than the back of his pew, if you'll let me tell it." I knew jest how it was,' said Sally Ann, 'as well as if Maria'd told me. She'd been havin' the milk and butter money from the old roan cow she'd raised from a little heifer, and jest because feed was scarce, you'd sold her of

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2015.05.31
Leah A. Zeldes
****.

An elderly Kentucky woman, an inveterate quilter and flower gardener, imparts her reminiscences and wisdom to a young friend in this charming book, first published in 1898. Her stories are heartwarming and funny, though you might not want read them all at one sitting. Too much at once starts to be cloying, but anyone who shares a love for Aunt Jane's pastimes will certainly want to read this.


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