"The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop"

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

If you need a break and want to spend about an hour or two relaxing and reading a good book, I recommend "The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop," by Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

 

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop is the story about Bud Threadgoode, the kid with the one arm, son of Ruth and Aunt Idgie. You'll be introduced to Bud once again but now he's married and has a child named Ruth. If you liked Fried Green Tomatoes, I think you'll love the sequel. It's an easy, engaging, and enjoyable story with some new characters added to the story about Whistle Stop. Below are some teasers written from the book that just might make you sit back and realize, we call come from somewhere. Maybe a small town with a place like 'The Whistle Stop Cafe,' and a cook named Sipsey,  Sheriff Grady, and the Reverend Scroggin. 

 

Fast forward to 1986 in Fairhope, Alabama, where Dot the newsletter reporter writes: "You're Never Too Old to Learn:" I thought I had known this before, but I never realized just how much we all depend on other human beings, until I got hit by a truck in the Walmart parking lot...

 

People I'd never met before in my life, who didn't know me from Adam's cat, suddenly became the most important people in the world."

 

What I found most enjoyable about this story is that there is a lot of truth in what children learn from the community in which they were raised and just how important the people in the community are in good times and the unfortunate times that forces kids to grow up a little bit quicker. We really are put on this earth for a good reason and people need people in order to prosper and grow. I really do think that whether it's because you're a real estate agent or not, if you are living in a community, there are ways each person can contribute to future opportunities. And to think, members here on ActiveRain also influence one another by their stories they share here on AR. 

 

I will end this post with one more quote (a real Southern quote) from the character Dot in "The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop," in reference to the man who hit her in the parking lot, she writes, 'bless his heart.' And finally, I'll leave you with one final thought from me - a home is much more than bricks and mortar and material goods. Where there is love, there is home - Patricia Feager

 

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                                         Patricia (Peace without Panic) Feager (Faith without Fear)
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MBA (University of Dallas)
BA
(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
SECI (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (Collge of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)

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CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

"With self-discipline most anything is possible." --- Theodore Roosevelt 

 

 

 

  

Comments (25)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Kat Palmiotti it was published in 2020 but I found it where the new books are sold at Barnes & Noble. I feel lucky I picked it up and read it. For me, it is the best book I read in years!

I hope you have a very special day! It's sunny and hot here. 😎

Aug 01, 2021 06:33 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - it was 100º here yesterday! Can you imagine?

Aug 01, 2021 06:43 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I love Fannie Flagg so this book will be good!

Aug 01, 2021 06:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Patricia,

It has been a while since I read one of her books.  I have njoyed each and everyone of them, and I will put this one on my list.  Wishing you a wonderful day.  Happy August. A

Aug 01, 2021 06:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - No I can't. If you have more sun today, soak up the sun and be sassy about it too!

Aug 01, 2021 06:47 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

faye schubert - Some authors become household names. Fannie Flagg is an incredible writer! I hope you read it soon and enjoy it as much as I did.

Happy reading and selling to you!

Aug 01, 2021 06:48 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Happy August 1st to you too! My, time goes by fast...

 

I couldn't put the book down. I hope you are moved too!

Aug 01, 2021 06:50 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

It's fun to read, review and share books with our peeps, good on you and thanks for the recommendation!

Aug 01, 2021 07:40 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Sounds like a fun read Patricia!  Down to earth, good sense thinking and good neighbors surely can make a huge difference in 'raising all' the kids!  That was true where I grew up!

Aug 01, 2021 11:37 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hello Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - Books are fun to read. They take us out of our element. I hope you get to read and relax more.

Have a wonderful day!

Aug 01, 2021 01:37 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker - You'll feel right at home starting with Chapter I if you read "The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop." As I was reading the book, I was imagining which actors I'd like to see if a movie is made. A feel good book that is 'down to earth" is always welcoming!

Aug 01, 2021 01:41 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia your final though is spot on.  A true home does not require a building.

Aug 01, 2021 03:28 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - Thank you for your support and expertise on this subject. 

Have a great day!

Aug 02, 2021 02:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... thanks for this reading suggestion. Sound just like my kind of book!

Aug 02, 2021 04:59 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't think I have even seen the movie Fried Green Tomatoes much less read the book, haha.  From the way you describe the book though, it sounds like one I would enjoy if I ever take up reading.

Aug 02, 2021 05:23 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - If you read it, I hope you'll find it enjoyable. I know I did!

Aug 02, 2021 10:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP maybe when I'm laid up a bit after my hip replacement surgery.

Aug 02, 2021 10:10 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - It's easy on the brain reading with short chapters but entertaining. Nina, I'm so sorry you have to have hip replacement surgery. I hope you are under the best medical care and that it goes well. 

Aug 02, 2021 12:47 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - To each its own! If you do decide to read, I hope you will find good books to read. 

Aug 02, 2021 10:07 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Fried Green Tomatoes is a classic that gets right to the human condition and shows us compassion, true love and acceptance in a southern setting. Towanda!

 

Bless your heart can be a positive thing or not so much. 👀 I will read this book because you recommend it and I have a great love of the written word. 

Aug 02, 2021 06:22 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! There are certain novels and movies that are truly unforgettable. Fried Green Tomatoes is definitely up there! I know what you mean about using the term, "Bless your heart." I learned quickly when I moved from the Midwest to the southwest in Texas. Please let me know what you think once you have a chance to read the book. Like the original, this new book has lovable characters too. Happy reading to you, my friend!

Aug 03, 2021 06:08 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Patricia, for your recommendation.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Aug 16, 2021 04:34 AM