|About the Book|
Growing up in the early twentieth century was hard in the Appalachian foothills of Jackson County, Alabama. For this book, Ronald H. Dykes held in-depth interviews with a number of Jackson countians in their late eighties and nineties. They describe in vivid detail their daily lives at home and in the community during the early part of the last century. From these memories, the reader gains an understanding of what life was like in a time and a place that no longer exist. Dykes shows that these remarkable senior citizens not only survived?they prevailed and readily adapted to the momentous changes that occurred during their lengthy lifetimes.Published in conjunction with the Jackson County Historical Association.