Ways of Old: Growing Up In the Needmore/Hightower Community - Bryson City, Nc

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AuthorHouse, Jan 10, 2006 - Literary Collections - 388 pages
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Growing up in the Smoky Mountains of  North Carolina in the 50''s was quite a challenge at times, Growing enough food  to feed the family and farm animals was hard work, yet rewarding. We not only grew enough food to feed us during the summer, but had to “put up” enough to get us through the long cold winter. We made some of our clothes as well as the mops and brooms used for house cleaning.

 Public jobs were scarce so other means of making a few dollars ranged from cutting pulp wood to catching spring lizards.

  Times were tough but love for each other and faith in God “saw us through”.


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About the author (2006)

  The names mentioned in this book are those I remember as a child growing up in the Needmore/Hightower Community back in the fifties. I feel honored to have been acquainted with these wonderful people. You have heard the saying “It takes a community to raise a child”. This is true.

   Trusting God came natural for my mother. She taught me to have faith at a very early age. That faith kept our family through many hard times. At times our mere existence depended upon it.

               Growing our own food and “putting it up” for the winter was our way of life. We also learned to identify foods found in the “wild” and depended upon them to increase our food supply.

Some of the methods and recipes are included in this book.

                If you asked Bonnie Cochran what is most important in her life, her answer would be , first God then family and friends. This is the first book written by Bonnie. She is presently working on two other books. On Wings of Faith (miracles happening to ordinary people) and We Laugh at the Funniest Things (true life experiences.)   Bonnie is a retired L.P.N. She is active in her Church and involved in mission work including disaster relief.  She has made several trips to the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina hit. Other interests include Grandchildren, sewing, crafts and gardening

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