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Category: 

Family

Publisher:  VanGoachBooks.com ISBN-10:  1894618262 Type:  Fiction
Pages: 

100

Copyright:  Aug 10 2000


MOLLY MARTIN

Daddy's One Acre is told through the eyes of a child growing up in the San Joaquin Valley, California during the late 1950s-1960s

Daddy's One Acre follows a migrant farm worker and his family when Daddy and Mama buy their first home and settle down in a 'little Okie.'

Written by m j hollingshead writing as Tomsdattar the tale centers around the day to day happenings of a typical 'okie' i.e. anyone in California in the 60s who had a hint of south in their voices. Didn't matter where you were born, it was the accent that marked you.

Excerpt
Daddy could grow darn near anything. He planted by hand each and every one of the trees and vines, and, grass and flowers that came to grace the horrible weed heap Daddy viewed as having ‘possibilities.’ If a tree failed to thrive or a vine did not begin to leaf right out after being planted Daddy was patient. Daddy gave his plants one full year before he really began to ponder whether they might or might not live. He just figured they were going to show life sooner or later. And, most times Daddy was right in his thinking. The dead shriveled sticks Patty, Anne and I wondered why he did not remove most often sprang into life during the following spring. Amazing. Now how did Daddy know they were going to do that?



Reader Reviews for "Daddy's One Acre"


Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
The story is down to earth and catches one's attention. MGP
Reviewed by Melissa Rives
Molly, you sure know how to tell a story...always enjoy them...especially Sadie's sory. Btw....just noticed your last name is Martin. My maiden name is Martin!!! :) Thanks for your comments on my poems as always!
Reviewed by Victoria Murray
A very touching and impressive read by this wonderful writer!
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