The Gee's Bend Experience
Poems and Tidbits About Life by Tinnie Pettway
Tinnie Pettway, Gee's Bend resident, quilter and now author(and is believed to be the first published resident of Gee's Bend) has put together her thoughts, prayers, opinions and personal recollections of growing up as a a "Bender." The oldest of five siblings, Tinnie has written poems over a span of years of simply penning her thoughts from her heart and spirit. From her childhood to the start of childhood of her grandson, Tinnie expresses all that within her and within the heart of Gee's Bend. Tinnie's daughter and son in law, Claudia and De'Lon Charley's company, "That SEW Gee's Bend, Inc" helped her in bringing this book to the masses. It is the first of other books that forthcoming from Tinnie and the company's purpose is to show that Gee's Bend is more than quilts but a way of life and living.