-Constance Daley, originally a New Yorker, now lives on St. Simons Island, Georgia, where, among other things, she is a regular correspondent for The American Reporter, producing the very popular columns "Hominy & Hash" and "Constance," most of which are included in this collection.
Can you remember the first time you ever smelled bacon sizzling from the kitchen? Or asked your mother about the "olden days" and been relieved that she didn't actually have to eat her porridge from a wooden bowl? Through Constance Daley's unique insights into life, we find ourselves reflecting on our own lives and wondering how it all happened so quickly.
But don't for one moment imagine that her columns are just works of sentimentality. In one you will find a contrast between why Bob Hope was wearing a girdle and the abdication of the King of England. And in another you can read about bootleg booze and bathtub gin. There are even columns on special effects and the cold cases of the century. Even those daily events that we find mundane, or don't even notice at all, make Constance Daley's pen fly into a flurry of witty and humorous observations, unexpected parallels with childhood events, and pithy comments on current affairs. You'll read casual observations on intense topics.
Her articles cover anecdotes and happenings as seen and lived by someone who is a native New Yorker transplanted to the Golden Isles of Georgia. Delve into her stories when dealing with everyday life is just more than you can handle. You'll be lifted by a big bunch of bright and beautiful balloons.