Reflections of an Ole Alabama Country Boy by Jesse H. Merrell

Reflections of an Ole Alabama Country Boy

byJesse H. Merrell

Kobo ebook | December 12, 2016

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  In his Reflections of an Ole Alabama Country Boy, Alabama native son Jesse H. Merrell delights us with the unforgettable characters he knew growing up in Shelby, regaling us with absorbing tales of wit and wisdom, leaping out at you with lifelike clarity. You’ll meet his Senior-Citizen Tarzan, who scrambled up a tree when he was ninety years old to cut off a limb he didn’t like hanging over his house, and Jess Jones, who said if one professed Christian went to heaven “we might as well plow up hell and set it out in collard greens.” The author introduces you to such delightful characters as Biscuit Eatin’ Hughes, who popped down sixty-five biscuits in one sitting, and the Autry boys, who wanted to “be buried in a chestnut coffin so they could go to hell a-poppin’.” But he saves his most colorful description for his Uncle John Morris, the most unforgettable character he ever met, who sparkled with a language like no other person you’ve ever seen or heard of. His remarkable wit and wisdom will leave you alternating between laughter and tears, especially on the sad, hot July day Uncle John receives a fateful telegram. You’ll have a ringside seat when the MacDonald clan’s backwoods wit wrestles with killing Uncle Bob’s hog or how the game warden fails to trap Blue Barnes for killing does, and when Blue hilariously tells you how he outran the fleet-footed revenuer at his moonshine still. We feel sure you will thoroughly enjoy these captivating reflections of an ole Alabama country boy! You will also see why many feel it is destined to become a bestseller.

Title:Reflections of an Ole Alabama Country BoyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 12, 2016Publisher:Page Publishing, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:168409299X

ISBN - 13:9781684092994