I have heard Southerners described many times as idle and slow, but I think we are just impractical and driven by different rhythms than, for example, New Yorkers. So, as before my wedding, my mom and I have been canning preserves to give away–this time at readings for Mattaponi Queen. So far we have about 250 jars of Skinny’s Wild Blueberry-Mint Jam, Cutie’s Strawberry Preserves, Loretta’s Hot Pepper Jelly, and Loretta’s Hot Bread and Butter Pickles. Please come out and get a jar!
If you can’t make it to a reading, you can also enter this Largehearted Boy contest for a book and a jar of jam.