Blackberry Rain is a series of hilarious stories
embedded throughout with what made this a great nation. It is about
the true character of a generation of people who were determined
to take care of those children left without hope. It is about the
adventures of four brothers, children of circumstance, growing up
in a children’s home of 450 other children, in the deep South in
the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. It speaks to the challenges of that
era, and to the quiet determination of the true American spirit.
It speaks to hard work, hard play, and a wonderful education, and
Gilmer and Graham Murdock
Before you think this is a self pity book let me assure you that
that is a far cry from the true message. This is a book about the
spirit of independence, the generosity of the people of this great
nation, who through selfless acts gave their pennies and nickels
sorely needed for themselves, to the children at this children’s
home and many like it, so these children might be cared for and
some day pass along that kindness.
We are of one mind,
one spirit, and one goal….to do our very best to help each other
and serve others, to raise our own children to be the best they can
be and to do so through a commitment greater than the challenge.
Laugh, learn, and know that the heartbeat
of greatness still lies deep in this country. It lies in the seeds
that were planted long ago, with children who seemed forever to be
in mischief, but who now represent, through their children, the greatness
yet to come.
Blackberry Rain is about planting the seeds of hope and
about how we can solve our greatest dilemma…to rebuild the damaged
family unit, to inspire through good example, and to regain the enormous
value of the message of strength in earned reward.
Read it, laugh out loud, and tell your friends and family….there
is hope for this generation….because the seeds were planted long
ago in a time of magic and wonder.