Simone comes from a town named Brownsville, Kentucky, or Tennessee, considering it’s within walking distance of either state. In the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, the town is nestled like a bird’s nest. Their land is rich bottom land. Her mother and father met when her mother came to visit from Virginia. Her father is interested in the ministry. Her granddaddy Tabard built a white two-story wood-frame house. Off the mother mountain he carved a home. He whittled wooden pegs, bored holes in handmade planks and fitted them together. He sculpted it. He sanded and smoothed it. It is a good house. Simone overcomes head injuries and a cruel teacher. She grows up, falls in love, goes on an exciting adventure, and has a surprise years later. Humor, laughter and tears with depth of thought and emotion are in this embellished narrative.