Monday, November 11, 2013
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
I know this is slightly off-topic from the genealogical realm, but there is just a little genealogy involved. Okay, it maybe is a stretch from my imagination, but delightful nonetheless.
I just finished reading The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg. It's a lovely story about a 50-something year old woman, Sookie, who receives a mysterious phone call and a registered letter that changes her life, her perspective and the truth of her family history. It took me by surprise on this Veteran's Day that part of the story involves female training pilots during World War II.
Fannie Flagg is best known for being an actress and the author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, one of my favorite novels. She has written a number of books of the years with a common theme--women who re-discover themselves and re-imagine themselves.