MEMORIES OF THE SHARECROPPER'S FAMILY; Includes an Ainsworth History
Dot Ainsworth Day, author
Day spent countless hours reliving childhood memories of life growing up as a sharecropper’s daughter in rural Simpson and Covington County before eventually moving to Copiah County. Day, a former family therapist and English teacher, in her book shares how her family farmed and lived off the land. Her tales are combined with stories of her Ainsworth family and its history. Younger readers will enjoy learning how people lived in rural communities and the rituals their ancestors may have endured. Older readers will likely reminisce and find parallelism from their own childhoods. Day’s thorough explanation of her family relationships are interspersed with spiritual thoughts, offering reflection upon the events that shaped her life and continue to do so today. While mainly related to the history of the Ainsworth family, intriguing tidbits of murder and mystery hold a spot in the book as well, something Day intends to explore in a second book.