This late 1800's story was inspired by stories told me by Veder Bishop Bright, my grandmother, who lived a tale very much like this one in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Riner, Virginia. In her words, the family was as poor as church mice, but so was everyone else on the ridges. This historical book looks at the Bishop family's way of life.
Fay Risner lives with her husband, Harold, on a central Iowa acreage along with milk goats, chickens, rabbits cats and a dog. She has one son, Duane. She divides her time between writing, enjoying country life, gardening and fishing. She has sold five stories to Good Old Days magazine and entered numerous short story and essay contests, placing twenty six times.