A Nostalgic Christmas Sampler: Christmas In North Carolina During 1950's

A Nostalgic Christmas Sampler: Christmas In North Carolina During 1950's

by David Samuel Lewis


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Christmas for a child growing up in eastern North Carolina during the 1950's was very different on many levels than what most children experience today. Imagine a Christmas dinner where practically everything on the table was food raised and harvested by the family and most of the gifts exchanged were handmade. Think about heading to the woods to find your Christmas tree, not just because it would be a fun thing to do, but because it was the only place to get one. Picture being excited about going to the neighborhood grocery store because you heard that they had oranges and tangerines...the only time of the year they were available. David Samuel Lewis was a child growing up in such an environment in the 1950's, first living in a rural agricultural community and then in a neighborhood in a small town. He was fortunate to experience the best that the Christmas seasons had to offer in both locations and recaptures sweet memories of them within these pages.He presents a less complicated time filled with a lot of goodwill, heart-warming examples of family and community life, and humor as experienced from his perspective as a small boy. The insights he gathered in his childhood have paid dividends through the years. Enjoy the reading as David recalls a time in his adult life when he was far from home yet those values he learned as a child touched his life and others. Visualize that little grocery store his daddy operated, that generated a lot of Christmas spirit.This is an easy, inspiring, and humorous read that touches on things material, emotional, and spiritual and offers encouragement to recapture memories and reapply principles not only during the holidays but all year long.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519190703
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/25/2015
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

David Samuel Lewis was born and raised in Rocky Mount, NC. Though he participated in sports his primary hobby growing up was music, learning to play guitar at 13. After graduating from high school and serving in the US Navy from 1967-71, he worked as a musician while attending college and pursuing plans to be an English teacher. However, he was given an opportunity for a full time music career and moved to Kansas City and later to Denver. After some years, he experienced a spiritual awakening and sensed a call to ministry. He returned to North Carolina, attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and spent over 30 years in full time ministry before retiring due to health reasons. Writing stories, songs, books, and blogging are now his primary activities as well as fishing on occasion. He is also well versed in Southern cooking.

David and his wife Nancy, and two stepdaughters, Rachel, and Elizabeth live in Pinellas Park, Florida. He has one daughter, Shannon who lives in Jackson, Mississippi with her husband Hugh and sons Logan, Ian, and Hunter.

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