Maudie's Promise

A Girl On the Florida Frontier

by Helen Parramore



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/24/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781438902265

About the Book

 Northwest Florida, the part they call “the panhandle,” was unsettled country in the late 1800s.  The government granted forty acres of land to families who were willing to move into the area, clear land and settle there.  Maude Basford was a girl who lived on one of these frontier farms around 1910.  She and her brothers and sisters had some schooling, but also had to learn to run the house and farm and work alongside the adults as soon as they were able. Maude was truly a “Girl of the Florida Frontier.”

About the Author

Helen Parramore has lived in Florida for sixty years and has taught at schools and colleges in Florida for nearly forty years.  When she moved to Florida in 1947, many parts of the state were still like the Florida where Maude Basford, the heroine of  Maudie's Promise, lived as a girl.  Maude Basford told this story and others about life in old Florida to the author on many occasions.  Maude and her husband, Willie Parramore, l;ived in Marianna, Florida for many years, and the author was married to their son, Bill Parramore, who did go to school as long as he wanted to.  Helen Parramore  is also the author of  Maiden Voyage and Skunk Stew.