By Haven Kimmel
Whilst Haven Kimmel used to be born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, used to be a sleepy little hamlet of 3 hundred humans. Nicknamed "Zippy" for a way she might bolt round the condominium, this small lady used to be possessed of massive eyes or even higher ears. during this witty and lovingly instructed memoir, Kimmel takes readers again to a time while small-town the United States used to be stuck within the amber of the blameless postwar period--people helped their associates, went to church on Sunday, and saved barnyard animals of their backyards.
Laced with fantastic storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of sheer pleasure, Haven Kimmel's straight-shooting portrait of her adolescence supplies us a heroine who's splendidly candy and sly as she navigates the quirky grownup international that surrounds Zippy.
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My mother was , at that time, hard to live with . From her point of view, I guess, we were not easy to get along with either. We didn't have a generation gap, we had a generation Grand Canyon . Mother's values were Puritan. S he was uptight. I remember when Barbara was about to have her baby, mom cussed her out. Barb was still in high school and my mother was cursing her, calling her a no-good whore, which really shook my sister up. Barb said , "I'm going to have your grandchild , I thought you'd be happy, " but my mother was just terrible, telling Barb that she was not her daughter anymore .
My friend said , "I'm gonna call my folks to wish them happy holidays. " We found a phone booth on a street corner. Bonnie was making her long distance call when a drunk white guy tried to force his way in, yelling at Bonnie to get out, that he wanted to use the phone, saying, "What's so important for an Indian to make a phone call ? I bet you don't even know how to dial . Use a tom-tom ! " Bonnie said , "You goddam honky, leave me alone ! " She was trying to fight him off. He had a beer bottle and he busted it on her head and face .
3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1 0. Let Jesus save you. Come out of your blanket, cut your hair, and dress like a white man. Have a Christian family with one wife for life only. Live in a house like your white brother. Work hard and wash often. Learn the value of a hard-earned dollar. Do not waste your money on giveaways. Be punctual. Believe that property and wealth are signs of divine approval. Keep away from saloons and strong spirits. Speak the language of your white brother. Send your children to school to do likewise.
A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland Indiana (Zippy, Book 1) by Haven Kimmel