Monday, September 26, 2016

“Won’t you kiss me?” My reply came quickly, “Why I would not kiss a Yankee!” How When I Was Little: A tale of life in Mississippi during the War

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This story was originally published at Alabama Pioneers and comes from the book Alokoli : the Choctaw County.

“Tell us about when you were little” was the oft repeated request of two lovely wee girls, my grandchildren and now comes the request that I put it down in writing. Viewed from their own childhood of peace and plenty mine seemed a strange one.

Impressed by mother’s courage


Looking backward to that long ago childhood, the thing that impresses me most was the undaunted courage of my mother. My father, Dr. Reden Nauflet Parker, was a surgeon in the Confederate Army and her four brothers were in the same army. She was left with two little children to care for and get along as best she could. No man to shield and protect her.

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