By Fannie Flagg
Combining southern heat with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers again to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, the place the main not going and superb stories of a high-spirited octogenarian encourage a city to think of the age-old query: Why are we here?
Life is the strangest factor. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, identifying figs, and the following factor she is familiar with, she is off on an event she by no means dreamed of, operating into humans she by no means in one million years anticipated to satisfy. in the meantime, again domestic, Elner’s fearful, high-strung niece Norma faints and lands up in mattress with a chilly rag on her head; Elner’s neighbor Verbena rushes instantly to the Bible; her truck driving force good friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler right into a ditch–and the total city is thrown for a loop and left puzzling over, “What is lifestyles all approximately, anyway?” aside from Tot Whooten, who owns Tot’s inform It love it Is attractiveness store. Her major trouble is that the top of the area may well come earlier than she will gather her social security.
In this comedy-mystery, these close to and expensive to Elner become aware of whatever really good: Heaven is really here, right away, with humans you like, buddies you support, friendships you retain. Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven is evidence once again that Fannie Flagg “was wear this earth to write down” (Southern Living), spinning stories as candy and fresh as iced tea on a summer season day, with a bit additional kick thrown in.
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Norma had struggled with her faith all her life, and wondered why believing had not been easy for her, like English or speech had been in high school. She had made all A’s in both subjects; everyone said she had a lovely speaking voice, and to this very day, she could still conjugate a sentence. But she of all people needed to have faith in something. Macky was absolutely no help; he was as sure there was nothing out there as Aunt Elner was sure there was, contrary to what Verbena thought. ” Aunt Elner had no doubt whatsoever, but Norma was stuck right in the middle, fluctuating back and forth.
There was a long silence on the other end. Then Elner said, “Well, you’ve got me there. I guess I need to do some more thinking about it. Oh, shoot. ” At around seven-thirty, when Macky had come into the kitchen, he found Norma sitting at the kitchen table wide awake. ” • 26 • C a n ’ t Wa i t t o G e t t o H e a v e n She looked at him. “I could have . . ” “Oh,” said Macky, getting his cup. ” Macky laughed as Norma went over to get the cream out of the refrigerator. ” “She’s convinced Eve was created before Adam.
Oh, it’s open all right,” Norma said. “I just wish it would open a little later in the day. ” “Who can tell? ” As predicted, around ten am, just as Norma had finished applying her special Merle Norman facial mask for dry sensitive skin, the phone rang for the fourth time that morning. ” “Oh, I don’t know, Aunt Elner . . at Club Med? Don’t ask me. ” • 27 • Fannie Flagg “You don’t? ” said Aunt Elner. ” Norma gave up and sat down. “Sure,” she said. ” “From Bud and Jay. ” “Yes, that was the correct answer yesterday.