One Author's Life: A Personal Blog

How the Delany Sisters Welcomed a New Year

January 2, 2014

The Delany Sisters didn't celebrate New Year's Eve; they simply went to bed at the usual hour and woke up to a new year. They had resolutions, with Sadie always saying she wanted to be a better person (pretty much impossible since she was already so sweet and nice) and little sister Bessie claiming that THIS would be the year she would stop her meanness and get herself "straight with the Lord." I miss those old gals, and one of my resolutions each year since they've been gone is to live up to their expectations and hopes for me.


  1. March 16, 2014 4:32 PM EDT
    Ms. Hearth, it was a great pleasure to read you book on the Delany sisters. Not everyone can take the words of another and add such life that one can see through your eye the people. May you continue to be blessed with the gift of writing so that those like me can see and hear you in each word.
    - Joyce Fairman
  2. March 20, 2014 2:52 PM EDT
    Thank you, Joyce. Very sweet of you!
    - Amy Hill Hearth