Friday, August 9, 2013
Resting In the Bosom of the Lamb
One of the most poignant aspects of this book is the ladies trip to Camp Meeting each summer. In the old days of the South, Camp Meetings were held for a week or so at a time. Families considered this their vacation. They moved to the camp meeting site, many owning little houses called Tents and they spent this time, singing, eating, listening to preaching and visiting with friends they saw infrequently. For these sweet ladies, it seems that every year less people attend Camp Meeting. The older people are dying and the younger people do not see the need to keep this tradition going. Pet opines that one day they are going to arrive at Camp Meeting and they are going to be the only people there! To add to their dismay, when they get home from Camp Meeting, they find that Miss Addie's son has sold her beautiful old home to the owner of the local funeral home. Now when they sit on their porch at night, the funeral home will be right across the street. They cannot understand why Son did not want to live in the family home! Times are changing and one of the biggest changes is the acknowledgement of a secret that has haunted Miss Cora for years.
Truly this book has been one of my favorite summer reads! Swan Place is still my favorite Trobaugh work but Resting in the Bosom of the Lamb is a close second!!