What was the rural South like for many years after the Civil War? What did people do for a living? Country Joe remembers. This is an account of what life was like in the country for the common man. Joe’s family had hard lives, but they had provision and joy as well. Growing up in rural north Louisiana, Joe learned firsthand about hard work and family.
S.E. Lee writes from Joe’s spoken memories. In this work Joe tells us about the medicine, transportation, schools, and the country food that he knew growing up. Reading it, one gets a glimpse of the happiness and hardship of growing up in the rural South, after the Civil War, and before economic rebirth.