Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Born: 29 February 1944, Wilmington, North Carolina
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- Bringing up teenagers is like sweeping back ocean waves with a frazzled broom - the inundation of outside influences never stops. Whatever the lure - cars, easy money, cigarettes, drugs, booze, sex, crime - much that glitters along the shore has a thousand times the appeal of a parent's lecture. permalink
"Motherhood or Bust" in On the Issues (1990)
- It would be easier to peel off a three-day-old Band-Aid from a hairy kneecap than to remove the patina of Baptist upbringing that coats my psyche. permalink
"Growing Up Baptist" in Ms. Magazine (1989)
- Southerners have been known to stay over the Fourth and not get home before Thanksgiving. Some oldtimers take in overnight guests and keep them through three generations. permalink
Bluff Your Way in the Deep South (1990)
- The sweet reward for preparation often does not come in the youthful twenties or staid thirties. It arrives — with accrued interest — in the mature years. permalink
Late Achievers (1992)
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