Prairie Roads: A Collection of Essays About Growing Up in South Louisiana during the Sixties

It was the sixties. The decade of Vietnam protests, and riots, of the Beatles and the senseless deaths of a president. But to those of us who were children in our tiny south Louisiana village, those events were barely background noise. Our rural lives were predictable, and for the most part, uneventful. In my teens I resented all of it and vowed I would leave as early as I could, and I did. Now as an adult somewhere past middle age, I have acquired respect, insight, and a genuine longing for that uncomplicated life. These essays capture specific moments of my childhood during that era and hopefully they will stir a recollection of similar events in the mind of the reader. Events they might otherwise have forgotten.

--Ramona Griffith Cutrer