www.LettersfromaPilgrim.com - the memoirs and ramblings of Floyd Brandt - has captured my heart and my attention. He shares his memories of our country going way, way back - it seems he is recording them for his children and grandchildren, and really - for all of us.
Floyd talks about the harvest season. He talks about coal-and-wood-burning stoves. Floyd shares memories the days of segregation - and the process of de-segregation.
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And another excerpt from LETTERS FROM A PILGRIM:
My memories of holidays and summers at the farm encompass about eight or ten years from approximately 1934 to 1944, the ages five to fifteen for me and nine to nineteen for Fred ending when he enlisted in the Air Force during WW II. But before I begin describing the holidays, a few words about how we traveled to “the farm.”
I hope you will pay a visit to Mr. Brandt's site. I am bookmarking him today, and hope to visit him regularly from now on. Thank you, Floyd, for your memories, your thoughts, and for the gift of prose that you share with us all via this site.
I wish we were family ...-- Davielle