Purity of heart and the essence of beauty fill the pages of this heartfelt look into the lives of Ms. Brown and her family. Readers will enjoy her earnest desire to share her lifetime of passions, pleasures, and sometimes—even pain.
Farm living has never been for the faint of heart. It was a difficult life and families regularly labored from sunup to sundown with little to show for it besides calloused hands and a sincere appreciation for a hard days’ work.
Ms. Brown’s recollections of events draw us into a time and place that, unfortunately, is unfamiliar to many of us today.
“Wild flowers grew all around us and plenty of wild berries were waiting to be picked. We were only limited by our imaginations;
Life was not always grand, but on occasions, it was more than that; mostly when stars lit up the night sky, or when the creek offered up its cool water for swimming as the smell of freshly baked pie permeated the wind passing through the treetops.
“Elizabeth Brown has not only opened a viewport into the past, but she has also brought forth a plethora of wisdom gained from the pitfalls and struggles of growing up in rural America,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC.
After leaving the farm and raising four children, Elizabeth Brown became widowed after twenty-seven years of marriage. Reinventing herself, she went back to school; and throughout the years, was fortunate enough to pursue any project that interested her.
She says, “The following by Erma Bombeck says it best for me: ‘When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me”.’”