The Help

I recently finished listening to the audio version of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It is the story of black women working as helpers for white families in Mississippi during the 1960's. The story is told from the perspectives of 3 different women and is an insightful look at race relations and helper-employer relations in the South. 

The audio version is fantastic (read by 3 different women), and, if you can handle the accents, I highly recommend it.

Near the end of the story, one of the characters, Momma, is talking with her grown daughter about how their current helper is not as good as the lady who used to work for them. The mother tells her daughter "They say it's like true love - good help - you only get one in a lifetime."

If you are one of those blessed with  "good help", I hope you'll treasure and appreciate them.   Allan