If You Are a Cracker... You Probably Believe Your Grandparents Could Walk on Water

by Charlotte Crawford



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/18/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781412050630

About the Book

A journal of Cracker love. Complimentary observations of one of the world's most enduring ethnic groups. A sweet little nest of tributes to a very homey, hardy, ornery breed of people...their quirks and curiosity, gentleness and generosity...warm and personal. It ranges from witty and whimsical...to staunch and stalwart...to sensitive and spiritual. Just like Crackers themselves. It proves Crackers worship their ancestors...believe in themselves and each other...and reveals what is in their hearts. Written in a way everyone will enjoy reading. The unique format, the essays and the photographs steal one's heart away. The reader becomes a part of the book and feels completely at home. It is refreshing that it presents information on the origin of the name Cracker we have never seen before. This is the book Crackers have needed for a long time. Now they have it.

About the Author

Charlotte Crawford is a native of Polk County, Florida and is an eleventh generation Cracker. Grew up in a small town where people did not lock their doors and the highschool produced many state-wide and national notables, over-achieving doctors and incredibly talented musicians. Her life around phosphate villages is invaluable to her ability to write about Cracker lore. She has lead the typical quirky and varied life of a future writer...engineering, drawing, accountant, real estate broker, and a long stint in community theatre. Has written and performed songs and comedy. Considers herself to be a storyteller and author. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University, changed her major so many times she has a minor's worth in just about everything. Author of the play By Choice Or Otherwise, the book If You Are A Cracker.... Books in progress: The Ballad of Rocky Stone and Sterling.