People just showed up and were always made welcome. To stay less than an hour was an insult, and there was always a meal.
p. 164 (Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South (1983))
All fiction may be autobiography, but all autobiography is of course fiction.Shirley AbbottQuoted in Mickey Pearlman, Listen to Their Voices (1993), ch. 12
Within our family there was no such thing as a person who did not matter. Second cousins thrice removed mattered.Shirley Abbottp. 3 (Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South (1983))
If I grew up in the simple-minded belief that women were as strong and intelligent as men, it was because I came from a society that had once believed it.Shirley Abbottp. 45 (Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South (1983))
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