Anita Stalls, a retired business executive in her seventies, is on the trip of a lifetime. As she boards the train that will take her back to the southern town of Greendale, Mississippi, where she has not set foot in more than fifty years, Anita is filled with anticipation, apprehension, and heartrending remembrances of her childhood.
As she settles back into her train seat for the long ride, her mind soon drifts to the days of her youth spent in Greendale. Sent to live with Moses and Annie Pearl at age four while her mother sought work in another city, it does not take long for Anita to adapt to her new family that includes the elderly grandmother she lovingly calls Mah. Happy living in a little shotgun house in the country surrounded by chickens, mules, and cows, Anita becomes the daughter Moses and Annie never had. As the train sways back and forth and her recollections become more vivid, Anita suddenly feels a sense of longing for the years gone by.
I Remember Them is the touching tale of one womans journey through time as she faces the myriad of emotions that accompany the return to her childhood home.