Harry Truman Methvin
A Little Bit of Harry
A Collection of Recollections on Growing Up in DeQuincy, Louisiana
Excerpt from A Little Bit of Harry
"I reached into my book sack and retrieved the Mother's Day card I had made at school on Friday. I hid it behind my back as I approached Mom who was sitting in the rocker as she read her Sunday School lesson.
"Close your eyes, Momma."
"Okay, they're closed."
Grasping the card with my right hand, I moved to the front. "Okay, you can open your eyes now. "
"Oh, you made me a card. That's the most beautiful card that I have ever seen."
"I only had six colors not counting white and yellow."
"That's just right; too many colors would make it look crowded and hard to read anyway"
"That is a beautiful green rose."
"It's not really a rose; the red color was too short to hold on to and kept slipping out of my hand, so I used a green flower instead."