Savannah Series, Vol. 2
Newlyweds Walter and Maria move to a house in the country. When Maria becomes pregnant, “Old Grammy” moves in with the young couple to “help out.” Maria begins to collect animals, a goat, a flock of geese that terrorize all visitors. Walter wants to add a pony to the mix for the coming baby, Alma. World War II interrupts their young lives and soon all the young men of Savannah have left for foreign service. Walter and Maria wait to learn what the future will hold.
Maria's Black Walnut Cake
Maria never substituted margarine for real butter, and used to make her own vanilla extract, by putting a pod of fresh vanilla beans into a pint of peach brandy and storing it on the kitchen shelf.