I am a notoriously slow writer, and perhaps it is because I become entirely caught up in the characters in my books. Nevertheless, I'm excited to announce the completion of my second contribution to the Old Timey-Holiday Kitchen Collection.
While each story is a stand-alone, the heroines Alice and Selah's friendship is bound by tragedy and is intended to show how beauty can come from ashes. I hope it will leave you with a smile. The character for Alice's mother was inspired by the restaurant owner, Kate Bionda, the first Memphis resident to die of yellow fever in 1878. Apple Pandowdy By Alice
The History Behind the Story
Heroes and Martyrs of the Yellow Fever Epidemic
Dr. William Armstrong made house calls around the clock during the 1873 epidemic and again in1878 before contracting the virus and dying. During the outbreaks, there were thousands of fatalities in the city, and twenty-five hundred of the Memphis victims including doctors, ministers, nuns, and prostitutes who died tending the sick. are buried in public lots.
Annie Cook, a Memphis Madam stayed in the city, turning her brothel into a hospital and caring for the sick. After succumbing to the disease she was later nicknamed, "Mary Magdalene of Memphis. " The four mass burial areas are referred to as "No Man's Land."
Best Friends Bound by Tragedy
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