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Rootin’ Tootin’ Brewton Tales are stories of a family’s beginnings, a father’s love and generosity to others, and the daughter’s struggle as a teenager to overcome her parents’ deaths, and her bad choices only to discover the healing power of love. The lesson of forgiving yourself and “Oh well, life goes on!” Family tales, humorous and tragic, always give personality to the cast of characters and will give you insight into the Tennessee Brewton’s.


Rootin Tootin


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  • Dimensions  5 x 8 in  158 pgs
  • Category  Biographies & Memoirs
  • Tags  humor, struggles, love




sbelle72MaryLou Schmitt, sbelle72 Boise, IDI was born in Chattanooga, TN. As a young woman I pursued a career in television at WTVC, Channel 9. After a few years and marriage, I became a mom and chose to work only part time while my children were small. In 1976 we moved to Boise, ID. At 36 years old I went back to college and studied art and creative writing at Boise State University. I pursued further studies in art at Scottsdale Art School and with various noted Idaho artists. In the late seventies I pursued a career for 4 yrs. in the corporate office of Conchemo, 15 yrs at Boise Cascade Corporation’s Corporate Headquarters and 12 years at Munther Goodrum law firm. My diverse career path has provided me with experiences in many areas of business, and the opportunity for pursuing my love for painting and writing.