These Were My Hills Author:Marie Walstein When Marie Walston's father brought his family to Holly Oak in the Ozarks, he was a minister with no church--and no salary--a stranger among the clannish mountain folk. But with cheerfulness, hard work and an abiding faith, he persevered, won the trust and respect of the community, faced tragedy and peril and saw his cherished goal of a new chu... more »rch achieved.
Mrs. Walston tells the story as she lives it, with its drama and danger--as when bootleggers burned the schoolhouse and came after her father with a shotgun--its trials and disappointments, but most of all with joy. In the unfolding of the colorful life of the Ozark hills. Quilting bees, dry country humor, and wisdom, neighborly help in time of trouble, the hard-won rewards of farming the land, family Chritsmases and Thanksgivings--all this she remembers and recounts lovingly, lighting up a memorable picture of the triumph of faith over adversity.« less