Monday, November 11, 2013

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

Hi all,
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 CafĂ©, 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.
Until later,

1 comment:

  1. I bookmarked your blog as I ran across it when I had no time, so now I am back to let you know I have been reading your posts and enjoy them - hope you keep them coming! I found you by accident as my name is Kathy Gates and my blog is Gates to Yesteryear and I love Genealogy! Go figure - I used to teach adult school in Encino. Small world!