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Lovely little book, memories of the large (large in number of people involved, amount of food, amount of work, and of. .Lillian Smith was a writer and social critic of the Southern United States, known best for her best-selling novel Strange Fruit (1944).

Lovely little book, memories of the large (large in number of people involved, amount of food, amount of work, and of the care and love it all took, too) Christmases her family had in Florida when she was a child in the 1920s and 30s. Also of the large Christmas after her family lost all their money, and had to move to a small house in the mountains, when her father invited all of the chain gang who were building roads nearby for Christmas dinner.

Lillian Smith has here painted an enchanting portrait of Christmas as she knew it in childhood. Loved the story of the Large Christmas. Brought back memories of when I was growing up with my own family. There were nine of the Smith children. Beautiful story and funny.

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Memory of a large Christmas by Lillian Smith Enjoyed this read because of the details in years gone by when you had to make your . I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Memory of a large Christmas by Lillian Smith Enjoyed this read because of the details in years gone by when you had to make your own gifts. Even when road crew is invited to dinner and you'd think it'd be a bit scary and it was the total opposite. jbarr5, January 17, 2017.

Jointly presented by the Southern Regional Council and the University of Georgia Libraries, the Lillian Smith Book Awards honor those authors who, through their outstanding writing about the American South, carry on Smith's legacy of elucidating.

Jointly presented by the Southern Regional Council and the University of Georgia Libraries, the Lillian Smith Book Awards honor those authors who, through their outstanding writing about the American South, carry on Smith's legacy of elucidating the condition of racial and social inequity and proposing a vision of justice and human understanding. Since 1968, the awards have been presented annually, except for 2003 when the Southern Regional Council experienced funding shortfalls.

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Here, she describes her holiday household: "Everything about our family was big: there were nine of us and our mother and father and a cousin or two, and Little Grandma when it was her turn to stay with us, and Big Grandma when it was hers, and there were three bird dogs and four cats and their kittens and once a small alligator and a pet coon. I’ll let you read the book and find out those details for yourself.

Lilian Smith's recollection of Christmas as a child at the turn of the century transports one to a kinder and gentler . My family and I roll with laughter at the exploits of a large family in the south.

Lilian Smith's recollection of Christmas as a child at the turn of the century transports one to a kinder and gentler time-one where the anticipation of hog killing is at once a wondrous and dreaded occasion! My family and I roll with laughter at the exploits of a large family in the south. Our mouths water at the descriptions of traditional southern delights. Truly a book of rare insight and warmth. A must read every Christmas season.

Memory of a Large Christmas. SMITH, Lillian; Illustrated by Constance McMillan. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, For Clare- with my warm greetings, Lillian Smith. Decorations by Constance McMillan. Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the extremities. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.

Items related to MEMORY OF A LARGE CHRISTMAS. Home Lillian Smith /illust. by Constance McMillan MEMORY OF A LARGE CHRISTMAS. Memory of a large christmas. Lillian Smith /illust. by Constance McMillan. Published by w w norton & co, 1962. Condition: Near Fine Hardcover.

Why not make the Smith family's dressing? Here is the recipe from "Memory of A Large Christmas"

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As a young child in the early 1900s, writer and civil rights crusader Lillian Smith lived an idyllic, small-town life. Of the many customs by which her and her eight brothers' and sisters' days were ordered, none are so fondly remembered by Smith as those of the Christmas season.

With a lighthearted touch, she recalls such times as when the family hosted forty-eight chain-gang convicts, along with their guards, to a holiday feast and the time her older brothers almost bought an elegant coffin for their parents' gift. Of far greater meaning to Smith, however, are the remembered rituals, the year-after-year sights, sounds, smells, and tastes: first the hog killings and the shaking of the pecan trees just around the time Big Granny, Little Granny, and a cousin or two began to arrive; then making gifts and hanging stockings; and finally the big day, filled with presents, shooting firecrackers, and too much homemade candy, six-layered coconut cake, and "sweet potato pone, fancied up."

These and many more memories are here for our enjoyment. All are related against the joyful noise of children, imaginations unbridled, as they run through a house and yard that never quite ends and always offers new places to hide and new opportunities for adventure and mischief.


Comments: (7)

Kemath
Loved the story of the Large Christmas. Brought back memories of when I was growing up with my own family. Beautiful story and funny.
kolos
Lillian Smith is a master at capturing the sweet spirit of the small town South in this poignant story of Christmas in the Deep South. Warmth, joy, and a marvelous caption of family life in the small town turn of the 20th century Deep South. A great story that evokes cultural values, strength, and the story of a Southern Christmas.
ACOS
I really loved reading this book for my book club. It is a wakeup story of America's past and based on trueness.
Paster
I have had my copy for many years and have read and re-read it many times. It "speaks" to me- a warm,family story,good values taught and learned in good and hard times. I decided that I would like my son to have a copy of his own, to read and perhaps pass on to his children.
Coiril
Love this story! Came across the story through a PBS show and was mesmerized, so glad I found the book.
Ucantia
Enjoyed the book. Proud of it too because it was written by author from my county.
Tolrajas
I first saw Lillian Smith reading this book on PBS, and had to have the book! It's a poignant and heartfelt little read.
Lillian Smith's "Memory of a Large Christmas" is the American "A Child's Christmas in Wales". 'Nuff said. Or would be all I said, but Amazon insists on at least twenty words. How about this? For years NPR read the whole thing on every Christmas Eve.
Memory of a Large Christmas download epub
Arts & Literature
Author: Lillian Smith
ISBN: 0820318426
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: University of Georgia Press (November 1, 1996)
Pages: 88 pages