Traditions run as deeply in the North Georgia Mountains as the roots of the massive, old oaks growing in the area.
Families like the Barkleys on Sugar Creek, lived and worked together in order to survive the hardships of the thirties and forties. Amos and Ma Barkley reared their three children on a rented farm and instilled in them
the value of hard work and family.
Their sons, Michael and Jesse, call upon all they’ve been taught and take very different paths in life. The daughter, Ruth, will experience many tragedies; however, never allows her faith to falter.
December 7, 1941 will change everything. Michael, now a family man, finds himself ripped from his family and everything he values. Young Jesse discovers his calling as a soldier and is forced to quickly become a man.
Through it all is a story of family and honor and how our faith and roots will guide us through just about anything.