Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Buy This Book!
I never told this story here before, but my Mama's famous banana pudding is so good that my older sister's son proposed to his wife with a bowl of it. He put some in a square Tupperware container and with that candy lettering you buy at the grocery store in the cake mix aisle, wrote "Will You Marry Me?" Of course, she said yes...then ate the banana pudding and the proposal.
Well, this book of short essays by Rick Bragg is overflowing with Southern stories way better than mine. I'm only about 20 pages in and haven't stop wiping my eyes from crying tears of sadness and laughter. It's that kind of read. As Dolly Parton said in "Steel Magnolias": laughter through tears is my favorite emotion...