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Olive Ann Burns who was born in Banks County Georgia in 1924 wrote Cold Sassy Tree Burns collected all the stories of her father and his grandfather a store owner in Commerce which were a model for Cold Sassy She wrote the sequel to this novel before dying in 1990Will Tweedy was the main character who retold the story eight years later He was a young fourteen year-old boy at the beginning of the book Will loved fishing camping driving and spending time with friends He also was a great story-teller telling true and fictional tales He demonstrated his independence when he wished to go to college and become a successful farmer while his grandfather wanted him to work at the storeER Blakeslee owner of the main store in town was Wills grandfather and father of Loma and Mary Willis He was a well-respected man of Cold Sassy rarely questioned by anyone to his face Mr Blakeslee was known for his great fights when he was younger His left arm had been amputated after an accident in a mill Grandpa treated and loved Will as though he was Grandpas son since the old man did not have one The old man was usually stingy about spending money but made exceptions Grandpa did what he wished knowing the town would gossip about him and his actionsAlthough Granny BlakesleeMattie Lou Mr Blakeslees first wife was deceased during the story we learned much about her For example she nursed many sick people but hated house work She was considered a saint for all that she had done She was strong for having to struggle with no bathroom lights or electricity because of Grandpas unwillingness to pay for them She and Mr Blakeslee really loved each other and were married for thirty-six yearsMiss Love the second wife of Mr Blakeslee married him only three weeks after Granny died At first Miss Love was just the housekeeper because she was
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