With the new year 2013, Gil and I did not travel in January as we both were sick with a respiratory infection. However, Jan. 28th did give me the opportunity to go to the Calhoun Civic Club in Calhoun, Louisiana to address those kind folk. Calhoun is a small community between West Monroe and Ruston.
Aunt Sue joined us for the event and Mama and I had friends from our past, a classmate of mine and her mother who lived next door to us in Bastrop in 1953 come to the book signing/program. The civic club members fed us a lovely country meal of homecooked ham and side dishes. After Aunt Sue read the chapter in the book about the flood of '27, we had a question and answer time as well as discussion about that era in history. Several in the audience had grown up as sharecroppers, children of sharecroppers or grandchildren of sharecroppers. We sold books and had a great time that evening. Mama and I spent the night with Aunt Sue in Choudrant and returned home the next day.