People and simple events have always fascinated me. Trying to capture them on paper has made me an incurable writer. Though none of these stories are absolutely true, they may contain an essence of some of the unforgettable personalities and times that I’ve encountered over the course of my “Southern and white” life (which, incidentally, I had nothing to do with.) By accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior, I have learned to appreciate my past and have hope for the future. Thereby, I have become contented.