Granddaddy Tell Me a Story is a collection of short stories about six sons
of a proud couple who lost their home near Nashville, Tennessee,
after the 1929 financial collapse. Picturing life in the 1930's,
40' and 50's, the collection includes everything from skinny
dipping in the Harpeth River to a little brother walking across
a state fair race track while the car races were in progress.
The family's Tom Sawyer type adventures throughout Williamson
and Rutherford Counties are humorous, inspiring and true. Suitable
for children and adults alike.
Library of Congress Control Number:
"A Tennessee farm couple loses
their small farm during the Great Depression. The next two
decades result in moving seven different times as tenant farmers
in Williamson and Rutherford Counties. The author is one of
the six sons who remembers their Tom Sawyer type experiences
and climb from poverty." --
Provided by publisher
Front cover photograph of Howard
Hatcher and Granddaughter,
Anna Kate Tibbs, by Melissa Hatcher Tibbs on Easter Sunday, 2010
Mr. Hatcher's stories give a revealing
picture of growing up on a farm and how it shapes our adult lives.
The 40's and 50's were unique in our history and everyone will
enjoy reading about them. I encourage our younger generation
to read this book.
Tennessee Farm Bureau
Howard Hatcher, a rural Williamson County
native, authored a popular weekly column for the Dunlap Tribune
and Chattanooga Times Free Press. His post college career
includes eight years with Borden Foods, 34 years with USDA Rural
Development and ten years as Director of the Chamber of Commerce
at Dunlap, Tennessee. He is a 50 year member of the Lions Club
and an active United Methodist at local and regional levels.
He and his family have resided in Dunlap since 1967. His stories
are written in a way that can be enjoyed by children and adults.