First Hand Humor As any writer or performer will tell you, comedy is the most difficult of arts and skills. Cappy Hall Rearick's first hand knowledge of Southerners makes her stories ring with authentic humor and her obvious love of the characters she creates fills those stories with lots of fun and a subtle compassion.
Mary Stripling, Atlanta, Georgia
Move on over! Move over Ya Ya Sisters, Steel Magnolias and Fried Green Tomatoes. Cappy Hall Rearicks characters come alive and the reader is swept along on their journey. This author is gem. Her sentences crackle with smart talk. Her sense of humor and honest observations are priceless. Its a must read for anyone who enjoys sharp, witty writing.
Carolyn B. Fox, Tarzana, California
From a true lady of the South comes poignant, humorous, and nostalgia glimpses of Southern roots. It is a meandering down memory lane from an author who knows what meaning being a southerner is all about.
Sheila Hudson, Author
Reading Cappy Hall Rearick brings to mind Faulkner, Caldwell, even Capote. Her books embody an even older literary tradition that stretches all the way back to Dickens. Rearick's characters each carry deep flaws, some of them in the extreme, but all are believable.
Henry Mitchell, Author
Rearick’s books grip me from the first page until the very last. Her writing is captivating. Her character descriptions are vivid and well defined. Rearick emotionally draws the reader in yet always leaves the reader with the feeling that virtue and hope will succeed. She is an excellent Southern writer.
Jack Blanton, Fan
Cappy Hall Rearick is a great Southern author and humorist. She avoids melodrama and writes with rich textures and colors, creating her world in 3D.
Joan Spellman, Author
Rearick’s books are filled with humor and poignancy and hold the reader’s interest from start to finish.
Laverne H. Bardy, Syndicated Columnist
Cappy Hall Rearick has an impressive talent for drawing readers in and getting us to recall our own memories of close friends and fun adventures. There are so many things to like about her writing: first of all, her warmth and humor.
B. Sullivan, Fan
Author Cappy Hall Rearick is a prolific columnist, humorist, and muse of all things Southern. Her characters are unforgettable, the drama is almost unbearable, but you have to keep reading.
Louis N. Gruber, Fan

Maybe you'll laugh, maybe you'll cry, but you'll most certainly feel the spirit of the South as you mosey down the uncommon ground with this award winning author, Cappy Hall-Rearick - the new voice of the South.

Sackcloth and Ashes

"To every thing there is a season. A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to love, and a time to hate; A time [...]

September 11, 2001

I wrote the following on September 11, 2001. We were all so sad, so frightened, so devastated. All day today, rain Gray, sad As if God Cannot stop crying.

History Repeating

When it comes to being grandparents, Babe and I will never make the A list. Anytime our sons ask us to baby-sit their young, its a foregone conclusion that sheer desperation has had a hand in their decision. Babe high-fives the six-year-old Grandkid from Hell and says, "Hey Dude, you up for a Happy Hour [...]

A Random Act of Kindness

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ~Plato My Monday began with no coffee. Things couldn't be worse than that, so I hightailed it to a Quick Stop even before my curling iron had time to heat up. Breathing a grateful sigh to the Columbian coffee bean growers, I rebooted my [...]


Yesterday someone said to me, "You are well-preserved for your age." Well preserved? I said, "What do I look like, a jar of Smuckers?" While genes play a part in how we look by the time our grandkids are in college or have married and have rug rats of their own, so does that free [...]

A Smiling Christmas Tree

"When it comes to Christmas trees, less is more," my friend said. Convinced that he discovered the secret to simplicity, sensibilities and holiday sanity, he is trying to promot what he calls The Small Christmas Tree Comeback Initiative. "We bought a little tree this year," he told me, "and placed it on a table in [...]

Pound Bytes

"If you wish the dog to follow you, feed him."  Unknown While pouring dry dog food into Overweight Tallulah Blankhead's bowl, Babe says, "She's not fat, she's a middle-aged female with a middle-age middle that needs rounding out." I roll my eyes. "If her middle gets any rounder we can slap a saddle on [...]

Land of the Midnight Sun

Babe and I are sitting cross-legged on the floor around a smoldering stainless steel hibachi table. We are squished together like squid sushi with eight total strangers. Since it's our first time at the new Japanese restaurant, we are not exactly sure what to do. A Japanese/Italian Samurai marches unsmiling into the room and breaks [...]

Postage Due

It is April 15th and much too close to five o'clock. In mere minutes, the Post Office doors will slam shut against me. I am racing, along with many other last minute taxpayers, against time as I pull into the parking lot which runneth over with cars. I drive around till I am dizzy. Finally, [...]

Let There Be Light

Babe was determined to buy a pre-lighted artificial Christmas tree. I was not. "What's up with you and live trees," he asked. "Just buy some of that Christmas scent in the spray can. It gives off a smell but it doesn't leave needles all over the house." "It gives off a smell, all right. Lysol," I told him. "There's [...]