Rearview Mirror Reflections depicts the family biographical reflections of one who was
born and reared in the Deep South during the late 1940s. This narrative presents a collection
of illuminating short stories and incidents that reveals the delightful, difficult, and sometimes
complicated experiences of my childhood.
These informative reflected stories, events, people, and places were collected as the
remembrance of them flowed from my richly endowed memories. However, the presentation of
hem will not always be arranged in the order in which these experiences occurred.
Life has a way of beckoning at us from our past. Reflections of it show up as bright as the
noonday sun alluding to the fact that it has in some way shaped our present day. Experiences and
lessons learned stare toward us with clear perceptions of those former days.
The joys and the sorrows of our family still stand out as markers of progressiveness and
accomplishments. Nowhere has it been known of as having a childhood such as ours.
As I was growing up I did not have anything to compare my life with. So, I simply accepted
things as they were. Nevertheless, my growing up years holds many fond memories that I would
not have traded for anything else.
Therefore, many of my reflections may seem somewhat amusing, and maybe incredible to
believe by some, or even a bit absurd. Nevertheless, they all identify my youth as I reflect upon
It is my hope that you will enjoy reading my family biographical reflections as well as I did
in sharing them with you.