The Confessions of a Weary Cracker

Cracker Chronicles

by R. Wayne Tanner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/18/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781426915857

About the Book

“The Confeesions of a Weary Cracker" Danny Whaley the grandson of a Florda Cracker find himself without a place in this world. He had heard from his grandfather of a man by the name of Will Evert Magrit. After his grandfather died leaving him all alone he makes up his mind to travel to the small community of Christmas Florida and see if he can capture some of what he had dreamed of his entire life. Will Magrit takes him in and introduces him to a life style he had only dreamed of. While living with Will Magrit he is privilged to met many of the men and their families who helped to hack out of the wilderness present day East Orange County Florida. He is also introduced to country living at its best. Hunting the illusive cow and learning to work cows, He is also taught the art of tracking and captuing wild hogs and killing deer. He actual learns to survive in the harsh and untamed wilderness. With each story told by the cracker men around a cow camp fire he is fortunate to experience what each ha to face in order to survive. It is the hope of the writter that you will be able to get a glimpes of what is was like living in old Florida

About the Author

R. Wayne Tanner was born into a pioneer family having a long history reaching back as far as 1834 when his great-great-grandfather came to Florida as a Scout during the Second Seminole Indiand War. He enjoys a deep heritage in the ranching and farming of Central Florida. Being a 5th generation Florida Cracker raised enjoying and experiencing country life in Christmas FL. He is also Baptist Preacher.