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How to use a computer so that they could then teach the other teachers at the school how to use the computer But the course tutor completely missed the point and decided to run a course on the history of the computer So the two adies decide to bunk off teach themselves And for the remaining evenings they find something else to do Mrs BoatwrightThese are short articles about Bailey White s family friends and Unforgiven (Warriors for the Light life experiences She s a primary school teacheriving in Georgia in the USA Although considering this book was published in 1995 20 years ago she might be retired now Who knows I just Buried Sins (The Three Sisters Inn, love her writing It sike chatting with an old and slightly eccentric family And appreciating the Six Days in Leningrad little simple things inife whilst realising that just because they re simple doesn t mean that they are insignificant There are just so many wonderful snippets in here Her chapter on the do not signs made me think of the park keeper in the Moomin books her batty elderly female relatives the old guy running his The Darkness little fruit and veg stall Red the Rat Man and her cousin who was so desperate to see the family chairs reunited This book captures perfectly the odd happenings in theittle town in Georgia that Bailey knows so well and makes me Flyboy laugh every time I read it which is about twice a year ok book but the stories weren t that entertaining to me I feltike the third section of the book had her best stories I felt A Dark Sicilian Secret like there was no real thread tying the stories together and some of the stories were just getting good when they ended Theast chapter was probably her worst and it was where she got the title for her book I just felt Wolf Creek Homecoming (Wolf Creek like she stuck that one in there so she could have her title I ve had this book for than a decade Somehow it always ended up on the bottom of my piles But I ve been having trouble sleepingately and found that these short adventures helped me to relax and smile and then sleep soundly I am not saying that they are soporific They are engaging and uiet Black Beech and Honeydew: An Autobiography like comfort food for the mind Ioved the black and white barely egible maps on many pages I know those places in Georgia My favorite piece was An Old Lepidopterist bittersweet but mostly sweet. Te's reputation as a master storyteller Southern division as it catalogs the oddities of the Georgia town she knows so wel.
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I don t usually give books two stars because if I don t at east Oh Baby! like it I never finish it But this book had enough interesting stories and was short enough that I read it to the end I m glad I found a used copy though because it wasn t worth full price This was a family read when I was eleven or twelve and recently decided to reread Sleeping at the Starlite Motel is a collection of short stories aboutife in the South White s witty style easily captures her uirky characters and beautiful settings Some of the stories are humorous and others are melancholy but they all record collouial Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, life as White experiences it I also give White props for her excellent vocabulary The second time around I perceived that many of these stories have to do with decline andoss whether that be a once sharp mind going senile a grand house becoming dilapidated or a tradition becoming obsolete While not as funny as some of her other works I still enjoyed it thoroughly I definitely appreciated the The Maid of Lorne lifeessons now that I have experienced some of them first hand I think that to enjoy Bailey White s books you have to have ived in the Deep South I read this on a trip to Tallahassee ess than an hour fromWhite s home in Georgia It got me through 10 days of taking care of my elderly mother Many of White s stories are inhabited by old folks a ot ike my mom When I felt Dangerous Disguise (Cavanaugh Justice, like crying she makes meaugh It s alright This won t hurt much Take an insulin shot and prepare for a massive dose of sweetness Bailey White is a precise articulate writer Without any discernable agenda she observes the tenderness often uirkiness around her Her imagery is straightforward all unnecessary alliterations gone It s The Bosss Baby Surprise like Sun Tzu for the soft and fluffy set what isn t needed isn t needed What iseft is writing at its most elemental Add the strange peculiar oddities of characters iving in the inear world of the deep south stir with sly wit and you have a wonderful series of road trips My Aunt Bella Command Performance loves rocks Her whole house used to be filled with rocks Every flat surface was covered with slabs of amethyst crystal piles of rainbow coloredabradorite bowls full of fossilized shark s teeth big as Anyone who has read her bestseller Mama Makes Up Her Mind or who has heard her on National Public Radio knows that Bailey.
Child s hand and agate geodes Loveknot (Welcome to Tyler, lined with uartz crystals Outside bigger rougher rocks were piled up to the eaves with scantittle chinks The Perfect Blend left for doorways and windows Every afternoon my Aunt Bella takes a bagful of rocks down to Shoney s restaurant where she spreads them out on the Formica tabletop and says incantations over them while she drinks iced tea In one episode Bailey takes Bella on a day It doesn t get much better for southern writing than Bailey White Ioved Mama Makes up her Mind even bought a copy for my mother and this one is just as goodBoth collections are just small sketches tiny recollections memoirs of what it was ike growing up in the shadows of the old south osing the family home the dying genteelism that the South has Wanted (Sealed with a Kiss lost disappearing into mainstream American cultureIt s sort of sad really With franchises and franchise thinking mentality everything having to follow SOP standard operating proceedures one townooking exactly Rayuan Sang Bos [Seduced By the Boss] like another there s not as many socially diverse hamlets across American any ateast not Bachelor to the Rescue (Home to Dover, like it was in the 1960 s and 70 sBut some of it is uproarishly funny Family Values and the fine art of having your ancient bear claw tub crash through the bathroom floor and end up in the dining room is one example Aunt Eleanoraments that new architecture has no mettle IndeedYet other chapters Secrets At Maple Syrup Farm like Ashes get us all to thinking of whom has passed in our own families the great aunts and uncles grandparents and it s touching and poignantA wonderful summer read Essays short pieces on family members places adventures This author is known for her humor but I can t seem to appreciate it or even find it at times I know when I should think something this supposed to be humorous but it doesn t work for me This is probably my problem and not the authors She seems rather successful with her Mama series But in this and the other book I read years ago she comes across as a sad person aonely person I just Whispers Of The Heart loved this It s not often I can say this but this book actually made meaugh out oud It was the story about Bailey White and the other primary school teacher Mrs Boatwright They were sent to computer evening classes to earn. White is one of the keenest observers of Southern eccentricity since Mark Twain Sleeping at the Starlite Motel revives Whi.
Bailey White was born in 1950 in Thomasville Ga She still lives in the same house in which she grew up on one of the large tracts of virgin longleaf pine woods Her father Robb White was a fiction writer and later a television and movie script writer Her mother Rosalie White was a farmer and worked for many years as the executive director of the local Red Cross Chapter She has one brothe