Spit, Scarey Ann, & Sweat Bees: One Thing Leads to Another
5 x 7
Kathryn Tucker Windham’s Spit, Scarey Ann, and Sweat Bees is a magical romp through the author’s childhood in the Deep South during the twenties and thirties. Mrs. Windham examines intrinsic country values that she was brought up on, and gives us a true sense of the Southern temperament of that time. The story brings to life old superstitions like “If a grasshopper spits in your eye, you’ll go blind” and the silly games children played to pass the time. We aretransported to a simpler way of life where entertainment is the world around you—from the doodle bugs that she and her friend Bessie Gray catch on spit-baited straws, to the decorated frog houses that they build with mud pies and lightning bug tails. This book is sure to please every nostalgic bone in your body.