Dancing in High Cotton

Author: Babette Williams

ISBN 1-58939-799-1 (softcover)
ISBN 1-58939-800-9 (hardcover)

136 pages


"One of the first things I did when Aubrey and I were in bed together was break his rib."

This is but one of the many absurd happenings that occur when two widowers in their mid-sixties, one from the North and one from the South, unexpectedly meet and eventually marry. The unlikely, quirky success of their relationship, despite dissimilar personalities and huge doses of stubbornness, is the basic ingredient of Dancing in High Cotton.

Writing with wry humor, Babette Williams chronicles the couple's adventures-and misadventures-as they blend their lives, survive several moves, and learn to age gracefully. In spite of clutter, miscommunication, and even tragedy, the moral of the story is that life's not over unless you decide not to live it. Readers discover, along with the author, that laughter and fun go a long way, and that truth and honesty are the cornerstones of a good relationship at any age.


Babette Williams spent 35 years in the horse world as a professional trainer, equitation instructor, owner, breeder and American Horse Shows Association approved judge. Her second career was as a Real Estate Broker in New Jersey and Florida.

Her publications include "Lucky," which appeared in The Gaited Horseand was selected as the winner of the Annual Merial Human-Animal Bond Award in 2002; and The Swamp, an outsider's Alumni Magazine in 2004.

She and her husband live at Oak Hammock, a retirement community at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where they enjoy their blended family, their dogs, and above all, each other.

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