Whitaker gazed moodily through her bedchamber window, idly noticing that Mammy's daughter was emptying the bread ... “He'll die.” “He might not,” Mammy
said in a hopeful tone. “That's up to the Lord to decide, not young'uns like you.
Author: Ciji Ware
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
PRAISE FOR A COTTAGE BY THE SEA: "An intriguing, enticing, complex, and romantic novel that will keep readers up long into the night." —Rundpinne A secret may hold for a hundred years... and then it's time for the past to take revenge Daphne Duvallon vowed never to return to the South years ago when she left her philandering fiance at the altar. Now family has called her back to Natchez, Mississippi, a city as mysterious and compelling as the ghostly voices that haunt her dreams. From a time when the oldest settlement on the Mississippi was in its heyday and vast fortunes were made and lost, Daphne begins to uncover the secrets of an ancestor whose fate is somehow linked with her own. In a compelling and mesmerizing tale, now Daphne must right the wrongs of the past, or follow the same path into tragedy... WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: "A richly rewarding read brimming with local color, humor, sexual tension, environmental issues, and even a fun glimpse into the world of jazz bands." "Ware's weaving of a contemporary story along with history of a hundred years past, and the accuracy and detail she brings into the story are fascinating."
Your hair had to be neat (and for women carefully straightened) because frizzy
hair made you look like a “bush person. ... My grandmother died when I was
young, so my memories of her aren't very clear. ... Mammies are humble and
grateful for what they have and don't think of overreaching themselves to do
Author: Kate Harding
From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say. When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the "fatosphere," the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration for-or at least a truce with-their bodies. The authors believe in "health at every size"-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss. They point to errors in the media, misunderstood and ignored research, as well as stories from real women around the world to underscore their message. In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, they share with readers twenty-seven ways to reframe notions of dieting and weight, including: accepting that diets don't work, practicing intuitive eating, finding body-positive doctors, not judging other women, and finding a hobby that has nothing to do with one's weight.
You would not like to hurt mammy , I am sure , and she might die , and you do not wish mammy to die . ” “ To die ! what do you mean by ' to die ' ? ” “ Have you never seen anything dead ? ” “ Oh yes , I saw my white duck when it was dead ;
“Mammy Brother! Are you ... Your son has been betrothed to Rasheeda by his
father before his death, a good choice, I might add and now you want to disobey
your late husband?” “I don't like ... Marry him, remember he is your only child, and don't lose him for life because you are drunk from a cup of palm wine. ... Mammy
Brother protested, “I want you to marry Hauwa, I have promised her on your
They do not need to hide their feelings they say what they mean. After he left that
Saturday, Momma said to me, “I don't know why he even bothered to come.” I never mentioned to him what Momma said. It took all I could to convince him to ...
Author: Carol Gilligan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Watching Momma Die is a true story telling not only the heartache and sadness but also the hope that takes place as the journey toward the end of life occurs. love, watching, unable to postpone or stop the process of death in the lives of those affected. Watching Momma Die is written to touch those who have or will experience a similar situation, especially the love between mothers and daughters. This story is about love, hope and surrender in the months, weeks, days and final hours of the life a life giver, giving hers up. face this inevitable journey in life. No matter the title or name, Mom, Mother, Momma, Watching Momma Die is a story of the ties that bind us all together and a love that endures past, present and forever.
He is growing famous and rich off our darling ; and , oh , Mammy , she is so weak
; she has a heavy load , and she is standing alone on that poor little lamo foot ,
trying to bear it all by herself , so that you and I may not cry , Mammy . I want to ...
I said , ' Oh , ting in the hall , weeping and lamenting . mammy , mammy ! please don't ! Look She had ridden hard , was very dusty at poor little Bub . All he wants
— old and thirsty , and it was impossible not to Parkins , they call him — is to
make a nigsympathize with her ... And she is such a good , good almost worked
to death already since mother ! such a hard , hard working wofather died , " she
... hooks , and he wants She was nothing but an ordinary coun my mammy to milk
her for him , I suppose . try - girl , not at ... And she is such a good , good almost
worked to death already since mother ! such a hard , hard working wofather died
I said , ' Oh , ting in the hall , weeping and lamenting . mammy , mammy ! please don't ! Loos She had ridden hard , was very dusty at poor little Bub . All he wants
--old and thirsty , and it was impossible not to Parkins , they call him — is to make
a nigsympathize with her . ... And she is such a good , good almost worked to death already since mother ! such a hard , hard working wofather died , " she
Mammy , mammy ! ” Em sobbed . She and I think she'd like to — to see you . ' Dye
, excitedly . “ She takes to learnin ' like * Why don't you answer me ? There's
opened the door . Dean leaned on a pike pole , as if to a shoat does to mast - jest
Author: Elizabeth Wormeley LatimerPublish On: 1856
Tell me 'bout it, chil'en—tell me 'bout it while I live, an den I shall die happy.” - She
had ... “Oh! Mammy, please don't say such dreadful things. Don't, don't say ... “
Trust an old Virginia servant for finding out the wishes of his Master!. Veronica is
She had not allowed any one burnin ' place ; but I saved her - I saved to enter his
room since he left for Windeher - I saved her . ... innocent fancy Here she broke
off with a pitiful cry : seized her : she would like so much to die “ O Gord ! my
sweet lamb , mammy kyarn ' in Mr. Jack's room - on his ... Please sing ' bout the
sins , mammy ; Aunt Tishy came hurrying with inar- that's what I want — ' bout the
Category: American literature
Harper's Magazine made its debut in June 1850, the brainchild of the prominent New York book-publishing firm Harper & Brothers. Harper's Magazine, the oldest general-interest monthly in America, explores the issues that drive our national conversation, through long-form narrative journalism and essays, and such celebrated features as the iconic Harper's Index. With its emphasis on fine writing and original thought Harper's provides readers with a unique perspective on politics, society, the environment, and culture.
“I don't know,” she said. “It just doesn't seem right to play with your mother's
emotions like that.” “She'll never know. What isn't right is that a good woman
who's had to work all her life might die with her one last wish not granted. A wish
that I ...
Author: Bonnie Gardner
So when general's daughter Darcy Stanton abruptly balked at marrying a macho military man, she shamelessly fled her wedding and hit the road running. But fickle fate delivered Darcy into the arms of irresistible air force sergeant Billy Hays, whose Southern charm and gentle embrace nearly hijacked her heart. Fortunately, this sergeant was a confirmed bachelor. Unfortunately, his beloved, ailing Alabama momma dearly wished to see him wed. So in a twinkling Darcy was back at the altar—conveniently pretending to be Billy's bride. Trouble was, his sweet kiss and tenderness made Darcy secretly long for a real happily-ever-after…as Sergeant Billy's wife!
For example, cattle must die or be slaughtered so that some people can eat meat
and other foods to stay alive. Melissa, What about people do not like meat; are
they more likely to die because they don't eat meat? Grandpa, They manage to ...
Author: EDWARD R W MAKHENE
Children's questions reflect a philosophical subtlety that is often not fully appreciated. Their stock question: "what's that"? can be equated with Plato's own presumed stock question: "what is x"? (x=justice, virtue, good, love, etc.). As well, their other nagging question: "why"? can be construed as a quest after immediate and ultimate reasons and clarity in the construction of their own edifice of knowledge. These and their other philosophical approaches to their common experiences are discussed in this book.
Author: Dorothea Benton FrankPublish On: 2005-01-04
“Men don't like to know they're being reeled in.” “He told me ... ring,” Jim said. “
Come on, girls, let's hit the sack.” Later when I was almost asleep, I felt Emily slip
into bed beside me. “Momma?” “Hmmm?” “I don't ... Momma. I'll die without him.
Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank takes readers on a rollicking ride in this lowcountry tale about a woman whose unconventional friends and family show her the real meaning of unconditional love. Anna Lutz Abbot considers herself independent and happy—until one steamy summer when her collegiate daughter comes home to Isle of Palms, South Carolina, a very different person, her wild and wonderful ex-husband shows up on her doorstep, and her flamboyant new best friend takes up with her daddy. And the already hot temperatures are cranked up another ten degrees by Anna’s own fling with Arthur, who is, heaven help us, a Yankee. Now, Anna must face the fact that she isn’t as in control of her life as she’d thought. And she must find a way to deal with the whole truth—and not just the comfortable parts...
He and Mammy had a terrible fight, and I heard Mammy smash something on the
floor. It sounded like Daddy whacked her with his fist, and they both screamed
and shouted for ages. 'You know what that girl accused him of! I don't want
anyone knockin' on my door! ... I thought I would die of exhaustion and agony,
and I cried with relief when, at last, Daddy pushed me away from him like a soiled
Author: Cynthia Owen
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Cynthia Owen grew up in Ireland, went to the local convent school, said her prayers and took her first communion with all the other girls in her class. But behind the façade of respectability lurked a hideous reality. Cynthia was just eight years old when she was sexually abused by her father amongst others. Shortly before her eleventh birthday she was made pregnant and, minutes after giving birth to the baby, Cynthia watched in horror as her own mother murdered the tiny infant, named Noleen, by repeatedly stabbing her with a knitting needle. Cynthia’s mother then wrapped the baby girl in a plastic bag, dumped her in an alleyway and made her daughter go back to school and pretend nothing had ever happened. After enduring many more years of rape and violence, Cynthia came forward and reported her abuse and Noleen’s death. Finally, in 2007, after a fifteen-year legal fight to have her baby girl formally identified, the jury at the ‘Dun Laoghaire Baby’ inquest declared that the baby found dead in an alleyway thirty-four years previously was Noleen Murphy, the daughter of Cynthia Owen. Cynthia’s is a horrific story of brutality and loss, but ultimately, it is an account of love, immense bravery and her fight for justice in Noleen’s name.
The room looked like a hurricane had blown through. ... 'I want my real mummy!'
she screamed at me, as if she'd held sufficient breath specifically for the purpose.
'We can't just leave her to starve! She's going to die and you don't even care!
Author: Casey Watson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Skin Deep can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 3 of 3. You can read Part 3 on release of the full-length eBook and paperback.
and then that poor boy who—” “I don't want to. die,”. said Perfect Peter. He looked
pale. “What am I going to do?” Henry paused. “There's nothing you can do. Once
you've got it you're ...
Author: Francesca Simon
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a new hobby, some HORRENDOUS homework, a swimming lesson and a mummified cat! Four utterly hilarious and totally brilliant Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.
O MAMMY ! mammy ! don't die and two . ... of their departure for The words
ceased , and sobs shook the home was sent , and on the morning of form of the
sturdy fellow until it quivered their leave a return came , filled with the like an
I don't think she could have gotten it around here. It must havebeen in ... She had
just told me these things since her mother died. I wondered why she hadn't told
us a long time ago. She probably did not want to say anything. Whenshe told me
Author: Diane Jones
Category: Family & Relationships
"Her name is Diane Jones. Today her presence is calm and warm. I knew her as a quiet, terrified child struggling to grow up, nay, even to stay alive in a large violent matriarchal family. There was no father figure, only a sequence of men. Diane was thirteen years old when I first met her. Through a program in the California Department of Social Services, I had been assigned to be Big Sister to a younger sister of Diane. This younger sister was also badly abused both in maternal violence and in sexual abuse, as was Diane, but to a much lesser degree. I thought of Diane's mother as a raging bull with massive mood swings from manipulative and charming to a cruel, mean and evil woman. I myself was afraid of her. If I had known what was really going on during the years I worked with the family, I would not have had the power to do anything about it. My only hope and motivation at that time was to give them a view of what life was like from a different perspective and thus help them be kinder to their children. I am always appalled by the fact that Social Services felt it was best to keep children connected to their families no matter how monstrous the evil in the home. Twenty-six years later, we are all wiser." –MELANIE TAYLOR