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Submitted On

Feb 25, 2024

Updated On

May 2, 2024

800 Sayings by Old Folks Who Raised Us


Wm Rocky Brown, 3rd


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Non Fiction

Family Culture/ History



African-American or Standard American

Voice tone:

middle aged mature black mother jovial and stern type style


I want the narrator to express the sayings with deep feelings.


“The parents and grandparents of William Rocky Brown,3rd, who raised him, had roots in the southern
USA. Along with that Southern upbringing came the ability to turn everyday activities or things of nature
into wise sayings. His mother and grandmother had old down-home sayings that took him a while to
understand. After talking to others, he realized he wasn’t alone in this beautiful experience growing up, so
he compiled the wise sayings in his book, 800 Sayings by Old Folks Who Raised Us.
The wise sayings—to be passed down from generation to generation—in this book are pearls of wisdom
that relate to the past generations, while the present and future generations may take time to understand,
just as Brown experienced. It creates good family fun and memories. It can also be used in the form of an
intergenerational family game.”


I want her own as if she is saying them like her mother or grandmother.

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