Take an afternoon all for yourself and sit outside with a gentle breeze and Stories from the Hearts of Two Grandmas.
In a style as simple, true, and heartfelt as a glass of cold fresh-squeezed lemonade, two sisters reared in the hills of Tennessee share their wealth of Southern wisdom. Enjoy a right-at-home feeling with every story.
As proud members of the S.O.G. ( Silly Old Grandmas ) Club, Ibbie Ledford and Johnnie Countess stay young with the help of the unbounded energy and enthusiasm of their grandchildren and their own positive outlooks on life. Some things are allowed in Grandma’s house and nowhere else, like finding all sorts of treasures collected over the years tucked away in drawers and cabinets. “Can I have it, Granny? Can I?” asks a little girl, enthralled by those things that belong to her grandmother.
Stories of growing up in a farm family of ten children illustrate the lessons taught by country living and caring parents. The correct definition of good behavior, according to Ibbie, should be to “act in a way that would make your mother proud.”
About the Authors
Ibbie Ledford is an active grandmother as well as an active writer. She is the author of two cookbooks, Hill Country Cookin’ and Memoirs
and Y’all Come Back, Now: Recipes and Memories,
both published by Pelican.
Johnnie Countess is a retired interior decorator who now works as a real estate agent. She writes weekly features and human interest columns in the Dyersburg News of Dyersburg, Tennessee. She is the proud grandmother of two.