Thursday, February 24
bookshelf -out of the saltbox
Out of the Saltbox is the retelling of one family's life (via diaries and memories) describing a century of living in southern Vermont (Rupert and Dorset mostly). The account begins in 1788 detailing daily life and its challenges. No punches are pulled...
Author and teacher Ruth M. Rasey Simpson, a sixth gerneration Vermonter, wrote some other tough-love books; Mountain Fortitude (poetry), and Hand-Hewn in Old Vermont. Saltbox has been published several times and copies can be found on ebay or Amazon. Mrs. Ramsey is a descendant of one of the four original families who colonized Southern Vermont (via). #tough_cookie