The Ghost of Sarah Jane Wilson "Surry"

by D. K. Widener



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 25/04/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781420894677
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781425940119

About the Book

     Zack Webb had been abandoned by his mother when he was no more than a week old. She placed him among some quilts that were in Clayton Leon and Grandma Sally Rickett''s wagon. Not knowing what to do with the child, they took him home gave him a name and rasied him as their own.

      When he was fifteen years old, he joined General Lee''s confederate army. But now he was going back home and everything would be good again. Or would it?

      Some men marched home from the war to find their homes or farms burned out and their family gone. Some of the wives, being left alone, packed what they could carry and went back home to their fathers house.

       So, the men became angry and become lawless. Many of them caught on with a wagon  train and went west to become gun-slingers and outlaws.

       But Zack found his home to be just  like he had left it and at the tender age of nineteen,  he hoped to make a good life and forget about the war. But that would not be an easy task. Trouble came at him from every direction.

About the Author

       I was born June 22, 1937, the night Joe Louis defeated James J. Braddock for the worlds heavyweight boxing championship. I’m sure my mother must have felt like she had gone a few rounds with Mister Louis before the night was over.

        I was the second of five children, the first born son.  The nearest doctor was about twelve miles away, so my mother never once went to a hospital to give birth to her children, but there was an old lady, everyone called her Granny Stewart, who delivered most if not all of the children within a ten mile radius. As midwives go, I guess she was probably one of the best. I’ve never heard if she ever lost a patient.

        We grew up in a community called “Meadow Creek” about three and half miles from the little village of Rockholds, Ky. I attended a one room school, Coffey Elementary School, until I finished the sixth grade. After that, I had to ride a bus to Rockholds if I was to further my education.  This would be the first time that I ever rode a bus. Many of the students that attended Coffey were so intimidated by having to change schools, that they ended their education at the sixth grade.

        I now live in Florida with my wife. My son and his family and my daughter also has moved to Florida. But I miss the old time way of talking that a lot of the Kentucky old folks still use.  This is my first undertaking of writing a story. I hope everyone likes it