A Book of Ruth Sandy Wakefield

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A Book of Ruth  by  Sandy Wakefield

A Book of Ruth by Sandy Wakefield
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And so it was, a famine in the land. Or so it seemed. The Yankees had finally taken and destroyed the last of the crops. What they couldn’t pack away, they burned in the night.“By God’s grace, we survived,” sighed Naomi, as she looked over theMoreAnd so it was, a famine in the land. Or so it seemed. The Yankees had finally taken and destroyed the last of the crops.

What they couldn’t pack away, they burned in the night.“By God’s grace, we survived,” sighed Naomi, as she looked over the smoldering mess.“Survived? God’s grace?” exclaimed Orpah, as she brushed back her long blonde hair that was matted in a sweat that she still had found disdainful in this latest chapter of her life. Her days of splendor and privilege had disappeared with the ravages of this war.As the smell of the burning flesh of the last milk cow was enveloping Ruth’s senses, she gazed across the hill to the small barn that had been their makeshift home for most of the winter, throughout the spring and into the beginnings of summer.

The Yankees had burnt the big house last year, and now this. They had worked so hard on those fields to try and rebuild. Gotten the crop in early, so the strawberries had finally come in. The peppers were fresh on the vine. The onions were cropping up. Ruth had just dug up a few for last night’s dinner. They had waited so patiently and finally boiled one of the old roosters that the Yankees had missed, in hopes that the laying that had begun would produce some new ones.

The only hope that remained hope was possibly those potatoes would survive. Someone had once said to her, “faith like potatoes, Ruth. Its hidden, unseen, it’s a treasure.” Maybe it was Naomi, she couldn’t remember. The war had consumed their land, but also their husbands.



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