The Generation That Saved America

The Generation That Saved America

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History, Romance, a Destiny The Third Novel in the Trilogy Dr. John Burel's great-grandson, John Harrison, was a toddler when his family pioneered from South Carolina to Mississippi. As a youngster, he proudly helped his family bellwether the Civil War and rebirth of the New South. By the early 1900s, he was a prosperous farmer and landowner. Time passed quickly, and too soon he was an old man. Join Grandpa and feel the biting north wind as he shuffled onto the front porch, cupped his hands around his mouth, and shouted, qIt's hog-killing day!q Watch the bustling families rush toward the big house to slaughter enough hogs to carry them through the winter. Summer finally arrived and brought old-time gospel singing and preaching to their country church on the hill. Mama rose early on Sunday morning and filled her basket with fried chicken, biscuits, baked sweet potatoes, and fried apple pies. After preaching there was going to be another dinner-on-the-ground. Everyone was excited. Without a doubt, those were the good years. But all that changed. Walk down the dismal road with the Burrell family as they helplessly watched the reckless qRoaring Twentiesq and Great Depression bring a flourishing economy and their comfortable lifestyle to a grinding halt. Feel Grandpa's pain and humiliation when the bank called in his qDeed-of-Trust, q and he was forced to sell his last 640-acre farm and home for a few dollars. Sit for awhile and listen to his grandson, Cecil Allen Burrell, qThe Man Himself, q as his thought-provoking stories detail how they all survived those disastrous years. With their eyes on the future, John Harrison's children and grandchildren navigated their way back into prosperity and eventually reclaimed their part of the American dream - the same dream brought to America by their Great3-Grandfather, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Elzear Burel in 1778.I collected the different parts for the buggy over a long period of time, and when I finally rounded up all the parts, I started ... The motor was about a ten horsepower engine, and tire chains were made for the back tires so I could maneuver the ... The drivera#39;s seat was from an old riding lawn mower that had been thrown away, and the two side seats over the back ... to the ground under them, and you watch where you are going, you will never get yourself into that kind of a fix to begin with.

Title:The Generation That Saved America
Author: Bettye B. Burkhalter
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2010-12

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