When I was growing up in the rural South, things were simple. Life was enjoyable and, though we didn’t know it then, we savored those days.
Mama and Daddy got two bills a month at home and two bills at Daddy’s garage – telephone and power. After I graduated from college, the city ran water lines out to the country and urged folks who used wells to sign on for water. If you signed on while the lines were being laid . . . .
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Ronda Rich is the best-selling author of Mark My Words: A Memoir of Mama.
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