I should call it Owww Monday. I picked up Tuffy yesterday and he is safely here, but currently hiding. It took me almost an hour to catch him and I got scratched and bit. Luckily, I am still on antibiotics from Drake’s bite from over 2 months ago. Tuffy is sweet, he is just truly feral and afraid. I hope to get photos soon. Right now, he is under the futon in the room his mother and aunts live. I hope he comes downstairs to the living room tonight when they do. I will keep the camera in the hall to try to get some photos when I get up during the night.
When I found out Neal Wooten had a book about to be published, I immediately pre ordered the kindle version on Amazon. Neal Wooten owns Mirror Publishing, the company that published my two children’s picture books. He made my dreams come true as well as countless others, so I was thrilled that one of his dreams has come true.
His book, With the Devil’s Help: A True Story of Poverty, Mental Illness and Murder is part memoir and part true crime. From the first chapter I was pulled in to learn more about his family. He grew up in a poor family in Alabama and suffered abuse at the hands of his father. Despite that he managed to become successful and remain kind instead of continuing the abuse into another generation.
The murder in the story gives this memoir extra interest as well as a surprise twist at the end. I only wish the book was longer and told more of how Neal managed to succeed in life. He tells some in the epilogue, but I would love a second memoir. I highly recommend this to anyone that likes memoirs, true crime or just an overcoming the odds story. For ordering info, click here
I am also reading Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive by Allsion Gilbert. I have decided to make it my mission the The Great One and Typhoid Mary never forget their Grammie Ness. One thing I plan to do is have a throw made for each of them with some of her clothes. This book has many other ideas to preserve memories of loved ones that are no longer with us.
Sorry, this was wordier than most of my posts. Thank you for reading it. Rosie will be here tomorrow- maybe she will get a photo of Tuffy.