|Plot Summary of Daddy's One Acre|
|"Daddy's One Acre is a series of vignettes told through the eyes of a young girl living in the San Joaquin Valley, California during the end of the 1950s and into the 1960s. Daddy and Mama buy their first house, not the palatial picket fenced manor hoped for by the children in the tale, but something far less. Much to the dismay of Patty, Anne and I it was a real tar paper two rooms and a lean-to ‘fixer upper' surrounded by a sagging dreary chicken wire enclosure.
Snake in the Hen House (one of the wonderful annecdotes included in Daddy's One Acre) won first prize in 1992 when it was entered in a newspaper sponsored contest in Pryor, Oklahoma!
This is a ‘feel good' story revolving around the average day to day lives of common people. There is no child abuse, no repressed memories, no angst or tell all of horrible parents. The tale IS one of love and laughter, good times and not much money as Daddy turns the hovel into a livable home, brings home a pogo stick from the weekly ‘sale' and Mama tries to reconcile herself to the fact that the dainty little girls she hoped for have scabby knees, loud voices and all the charm of caged gorillas.
m j hollingshead, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Daddy's One Acre|
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