Plains in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Always a Reckoning
Neither feed nor colts meant all that much that I could see but still there was a thing about a creature staying on our place that non of us could eat or plow, did not give eggs, or even chase a fox, or rabbit, that was sure to rile my father.
We all knew that Lady's giving me a ride paid some on her debt, in lieu of other ways - but there would be some times I didn't get around to riding in my off-work hours.
And I was sure, when Daddy frowned at some mistake I might've made, he would be asking when he could, "How long since you rode Lady?"
Jimmy Carter's 1995 poen, Always a Reckoning, reflects his childhood impression that, in his father's mind, everything on the farm had to pay its own way. The title is a phrase Jimmy often heard his father say.
Erected by Jimmy Carter National Historic Site - National Park Service - United States Department of Interior.
Location. 32° 1.6′ N, 84° 26.012′ W. Marker is in Plains, Georgia, in Sumter Click for map. Marker is located in Plains, Georgia on Carter Boy Hood Farm Jimmy Carter National Historic Site United States Department of Interior. Marker is in this post office area: Plains GA 31780, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jimmy Carter Slept Here (here, next to this marker); Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Winds of Change (within shouting distance of this marker); The Earl and Lillian Carter Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carter Family Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tennis Court (about 300 feet away); Legacy of an Outdoor Childhood (about 400 feet away); Never Far from Home (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Plains.
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