The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life

Rod Dreher


THE LITTLE method OF RUTHIE LEMING follows Rod Dreher, a Philadelphia journalist, again to his homeland of St. Francisville, Louisiana (pop. 1,700) within the wake of his more youthful sister Ruthie's dying. whilst she used to be clinically determined at age forty with a virulent type of melanoma in 2010, Dreher used to be moved incidentally the neighborhood he had left at the back of rallied round his death sister, a schoolteacher. He was once additionally struck by means of the grace and braveness with which his sister handled the disorder that finally took her lifestyles. In Louisiana for Ruthie's funeral within the fall of 2011, Dreher started to ponder whether the standard existence Ruthie led of their kingdom city used to be in truth a course of hidden grandeur, even religious greatness, hid in the modest lifetime of a mom and instructor. to be able to discover this revelation, Dreher and his spouse made up our minds to depart Philadelphia, flow domestic to aid with kin duties and feature their 3 youngsters develop up amidst the rituals that had outlined his kin for 5 generations-Mardi Gras, L.S.U. soccer video games, and deer searching.
As David Brooks poignantly defined Dreher's trip homeward in a up to date manhattan occasions column, Dreher and his spouse Julie "decided to just accept the restrictions of small-town lifestyles in trade for the privilege of being a part of a community."

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