The Jemison Cafe is the true story of a family's struggle to survive and prosper in an era which spanned the Great Depression, World War II, and their aftermath. Author John Hayman Jr. recalls his experiences, remembers the people, and describes his impressions of growing up in a small Alabama town during this time. John's parents owned and operated the Jemison Cafe, the community's social gathering place, and little escaped John's eyes and ears. His book is an entertaining, informative, and historical account of a bygone era. It explains how life can be good and rewarding even when times and conditions tilt otherwise.