Author, Wilma Sanders Huber, passes on the important lesson that taking pride in ourselves and teaching this pride to our children is both valuable and sustaining. Red and White Roses is more than a memoir of courage and resolve; it is an uplifting reminder that the love generated throughout a family can sustain us through the most tragic events. Ms. Huber writes with unbridled love and admiration, and well she should: Mamie Sanders was her mother and Huber carries with her those lessons so lovingly and industriously taught. In this paean to her mother, we are reminded that anything is possible, if we believe in ourselves. Ms Huber carries us through the beginnings and endings of Dwight Cotton Mill and other historical events of this area, and the era in which her mother lived.