I became aware about how these mountain people lived through this movie-before that I had no knowledge. I am ashamed to say the least.
Christy by Author Catherine Marshall
It was the year of 1912 and a very young, Christy Huddleston, maybe too young of a girl was traveling alone on a train. She was truly alone and felt so grown traveling through the Great Smoky Mountain of Tennessee. This was the first of many first experiences she would have in her future. On her way to become a teacher of mountain children of whom she had no previous knowledge about, nor experience of teaching.
Christy a determined young woman, full of confidence and well-prepared to do battle with her parents about teaching in Cutter’s Gap. Her parents loved her dearly and only wanted her happiness. The outcome was a short battle, without much parental muscle.
The storm seemed to be waiting for Christy as the train stopped in El Pano. Her many bags of luggage were sitting on the station walkway getting wet as well as Christy. She did have her umbrella which was a small blessing.
Christy Pilot Part 1/10
Christy's Story Continues
In her story Christy will discover what faith really means and her accomplishments in teaching these mountain children--whom she grew to love as her own. She would grow into a strong well-rounded woman who was a blessing; to all who knew her.
She would make many friends and a few close ones. Her heart would make the choice of her future husband.
Her story is one you will not want to miss. I am happy I did not go through life without knowing how mountain people lived, loved and grew as a community while helping others.
Catherine Marshall Author of Christy
Catherine Marshall born in 1915 to Reverend John Ambrose Wood and Leonora Whitaker Wood. She married Peter Marshall, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate.
Lenora taught school in Cutter's Gap. This book is a tribute to her mother by Catherine.
Catherine also wrote 'A Man Called Peter.' I read this book when I was about ten years old, and I loved it. Our church had books we could check out and read. This book was about her husband who died suddenly from a heart issue.
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