Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat / Edward Kelsey Moore / 549 pages / 5 Gold Rings Christmas Challenge

Earl's All-You-Can-Eat was the first black-owned business in downtown Plainview, Indiana.  It opened in the mid 1950's and the Supremes (not the famous singing group) - Clarice, Odette, and Barbara Jean, had been meeting there at the window table for over forty years.  They overlooked each other's flaws and treated each other well, even when they didn't deserve it.  Beautiful Barbara Jean dressed too young for her years; Odette was fat; and Clarice's husband was a dog.  This book was recommended on the Blog and it was a truly remarkable, action-packed read.  It deals with black-white relations when this was considered taboo, cheating husbands, life threatening cancer, ghosts, Eleanor Roosevelt, a proposal, and the painting each of us paints with our own life...

"What we call miracles is just what's supposed to happen.  We either go with it or stand in its way."

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