Sandbars, Sandlots, and City Streets; takes its title from some of the powerful influences that shaped and continue to shape our(mine and Katherine's) lives: Sandbars (The Eastern Shore of Virginia and its environs)...where Katherine was born and lived the first twelve years of her life; where her brother was born; where I met the woman ith whom I have spent the last twenty-six years; and where, as a school teacher (father and husband), I found both personal and professional fulfillment. Sandlots (Baseball)...my first love (and close to the top of Katherine's loves). We write about the fields upon which we played; players we met, ballparks in which we sat; our respect for the Game's history; and how a Southern family tried, unsuccessfully, to save baseball's greatest shrine, I grew up in an era when the Game looked, felt, and was played very differently. City Streets (Richmond and our Ancestry)...for a long time, Richmond stayed unchanged and very Southern. The town my grandparents, parents, and I knew, is rapidly slipping away. This part of the Book alsofocuses on four very Southern women, all of whom had, and continue to have, a tremendous impact on me, and through me, on Katherine and her brother, Tom. Elon (Etc.)...Katherine attends Elon University and will graduate in 2014.I graduated in 1980 (when it was Elon College).Elon, along withsome qrandom writings, q make-up the final section of the Book. We hope you find it a good qread.qEdging was performed with a smaller, manual device, and finished off with the old, scissor-like grass clippers (I still use a pair from Tom Jones ... 35 So, on the night of September 9, 1956 (Dada#39;s thirty-fourth birthday), a Sunday night ritual was broken. ... standing in for Sullivan, who had been injured in a car accident, introduced Presley).36 In 1955, Dad purchased a new, yellow, Volkswagen Beetle.
|Title||:||SANDBARS, SANDLOTS, AND CITY STREETS|
|Author||:||Chris Jones and Katherine Jones|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2013-09-16|