A Long View from Sandy Hooks Pine Grove
Virginia’s River Country is a region where life moves a little slower and the simple pleasures are king. It’s a land of daffodils and farming families, fishermen and local legend, artisans and community pride—a place where the trees tell stories and a flat tire draws good Samaritans like flies to honey. And nobody captures the unique flavor of the region like Ruby Lee Norris, a lifelong resident who memorialized the towns, people and traditions of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula in the pages of Pleasant Living magazine for twenty years. Peppered with down-home humor and folk wisdom, this collection of forty-five essays represents a range of her contributions, including historical accounts, community profiles, gardening tips, recipes and poems. From her birthplace in Hartfield, Virginia, to her home at Sandy Hook’s Pine Grove in the town of Topping, Ruby Lee enjoyed a full life, a rich heritage and a long, priceless view of the Land of Pleasant Living.