What was life really like in Sweet Apple, Georgia?
Celestine Sibley made rural Georgia famous with an idyllic view of life in the country, but how accurate was that picture? The stories and photographs in the Sweet Apple Chronicles, compiled by heritage preservationist Ann Foskey, provide a counter viewpoint. Starting with Grace Ponder McVey’s story in this first volume, the collection captures the realities of history in Sweet Apple—and across the rural South—when houses had no electricity or indoor plumbing, there was no money to speak of, and everything people ate, they raised themselves.
“The ability to grow their own food, the stability provided by family ties and neighbors helping neighbors, along with faith and grit—and, for some, a little moonshine—carried them through.”
Olde Blind Dog Patio
12650 Crabapple Road #100
Milton, Georgia 30004
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.