The Recommender had the great pleasure of reviewing a book by my friend and sister-blogger, Becky Lewellen Povich, "From Pigtails to Chin Hairs" a perfect title to describe this new memoir. Becky writes from the heart and her warmth resonates throughout these essays. You are on Becky's side from page one. Her life has not always been easy but she manages to look for the humor in any given situation. As she writes about her happy childhood growing up in a 1950's neighborhood, the kind of place where kids felt safe and parents didn't worry, you can picture it in all the details. I can, anyway, because that's how I grew up, too! Kids played games together outside or watched black and white TV with the family, a time when watching TV was an event! She adored her handsome father and as the youngest of four siblings got a lot of his attention when he was home from work.
But those happy times will come to an end, and Becky isn't afraid to write about her parents divorce and the hardships that the family dealt with afterwards.
Later on she becomes a young Army wife and mother of a young son who follows her husband to Germany.There is a lot more to Becky's story and I encourage you to get a copy and enjoy this wonderful memoir (it even has cartoons by you know who!), yourself, and if you haven't read her blog, before, be sure to check out here: Becky's Blog!