THEN is a charming collection of writings that will take you back to a sweeter gentler time. Willa Dean Hall grew up during the depression and saw hard times but she always had a way of putting a positive spin on life no matter what the circumstance. Her writings have been compared to the likes of Mark Twain and Laura Ingles Wilder. She uses the expressions that were poplar for the era and her descriptions of place and sense of character transport the reader to that time and place. As she shares with the reader the real happenings of her family the reader gets to know and learns to love the Bumgarner children as well as their parents. Willa Dean Hall (1921 - 2001) did not get to see her book in print but as a tribute to her mother Lynette Hall Hampton put the collection together. The cover is a cross-stitched picture of the Bumgarner cabin that is mentioned the book.
Joseph M Knight