O Ye Jigs and Juleps!
With the pixiness of Eloise and the innocence of Dennis the Menace, Virginia Cary Hudson was a sprite of ten when she wrote these essays for a very understanding teacher at the Episcopal boarding school she was attending in 1904. With over 1 million copies sold, this humorous collection of small-town Americana has become a modern-day classic, celebrating the honesty and charm of a child's world at the turn of the century. On Moses: "I got so tired of Moses walking forty years and never getting to where he was going. I sure would have bought myself a mule." On the library: "In the library there are signs. Silence. Mrs. Simons [the librarian] must not know they are there. She talks the whole long day." These naively trouncing concepts of school, church etiquette, and everlasting life are both a child's mischievous collection of impressions and an adult's hilarious comeuppance.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
I don't see how it could've been written by a child, as is claimed. I don't even know how we could be expected to believe that. Perhaps she wrote it as adult, remembering her childhood as best she ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
Very mildly funny comments about life by a ten year old southern girl. A choice of the Episcopal Book Club for (I suppose) its accounts of church-going at the time. All I recall is the cmment that Catolic priests see visions because they drink all the wine. Read full review