memory of old jack“Memory of Old Jack” by Wendell Berry

Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. 

In a rural Kentucky river town, “Old Jack” Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the sades of one burnished day in September 1952. Bringing the earthiness of America’s past to mind, The Memory of Old Jack conveys the truth and integrity of the land and the people who live from it. Through the eyes of one man can be seen the values Americans strive to recapture as we arrive at the next century.

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“The work satisfied something deeper in him than his own desire. It was as if he went to his fields in the spring, not just because he wanted to, but because his father and grandfather before him had gone because they wanted to – because, since the first seeds were planted by hand in the ground, his kinsmen had gone each spring to the fields. When he stepped into the first opening furrow of a new season he was not merely fulfilling an economic necessity; he was answering the summons of an immemorial kinship; he was shaping a passage by which an ancient vision might pass once again into the ground.”
Wendell Berry, The Memory of Old Jack