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By John Leigh Walters

Written in his mother's precise voice, John Leigh Walters pushes the bounds of memoir in a really able existence, the intense trip of a possible traditional woman.

Zarah Petri was once a baby whilst her kin left Hungary to set up a brand new lifestyles in Canada within the Twenties. With braveness and innovation, Zarah and her family members survived the Depression--even if it intended breaking the legislation to take action. In celebrating Zarah Petri, a truly able existence will pay homage to all "ordinary" girls of the early 20th century who challenged society's conventions for the sake of survival.

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Booker T. Washington’s rise to success as a leading African American campaigner for fair treatment for blacks would have been another subject of conversation among blacks, especially after his invitation to the White 18 The Early Years: From Slavery to Freedom House by President Roosevelt in 1901—but only out of white earshot. Closer to home, the opening of Greenwood’s streetcar line in 1907 would have created great excitement. John referred to that first guitar as “Black Annie” and insisted to Dick Spottswood that this was the brand name of the instrument.

Lorenzo and I. T. later moved to Philadelphia using the name Meeks, their mother’s maiden name. Following his rediscovery in 1963, John visited them while touring with fellow rediscovery Skip James. Skip and Lorenzo were introduced and later entered into a common-law marriage. Cleveland went on to marry Fannie Clark and was with her from 1916 to 1924, during which time they had three children, Catherine, Everlene, and Lorenza. The Stinson’s Store in Avalon opened in 1908 and became an important focal point for the community for many years to come.

Booker T. Washington’s rise to success as a leading African American campaigner for fair treatment for blacks would have been another subject of conversation among blacks, especially after his invitation to the White 18 The Early Years: From Slavery to Freedom House by President Roosevelt in 1901—but only out of white earshot. Closer to home, the opening of Greenwood’s streetcar line in 1907 would have created great excitement. John referred to that first guitar as “Black Annie” and insisted to Dick Spottswood that this was the brand name of the instrument.

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