From the tobacco and cotton fields in North Carolina to working in middle management in a Fortune 500 company, Bales & Bolls chronicles E. J. Cashs journey to overcome the problems of her dysfunctional upbringing in the Jim Crow South of the forties and fifties.
Struggling to survive the erratic behavior of her alcoholic father with his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality created fear, conflict, and confusion, as she grappled with his attempts to rape her, his voyeurism, and his brutal use of the belt.
And her mothers silence strained their relationship, causing a breach difficult to overcome.
Hers is a hard-fought journey breaking free from Jim Crow and its limitations from without and her fathers lewdness and her mothers complicity from within.
Then she stumbled into a relationship with God, beginning a spiritual journey leading to the discovery of Gods transforming power of healing through repentance for the forgiveness of sins.