Talk:Joe David Brown
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My grandmother, Addie Ozina Gibson Gourley, lived across the alley from Joe David Brown in East Lake, Birmingha, Alabama. She baked him hot cookies when he was only a small barefoot dirty little boy. He loved her; and she him. Almost all his characters refer to "Addie" or to one of her children, Paul, Jim, Elizabeth, Amy, or my mother, Francis, or to my father's (Paul Gourley) second wife, Effie (See short story written in Saturday Evening Post or Look). He often referred to Birmingham's Village Creek in which we all played in East Lake and also referred to Barrett Elementary School where we all attended in East Lake. I wish I could locate more of his short stories. I have a copy of "Addie Pray."
You might be interested to know that your grandmother's name lives on through the descendants of Joe David Brown. Two of his granddaughters named their daughters Addie. It's become one of our family names. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:48, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Is this book his?