Growing Up in the Piedmont Triad: Boomer Memories from Krispy Kreme to Coca-Cola Parties

Growing Up in the Piedmont Triad: Boomer Memories from Krispy Kreme to Coca-Cola Parties

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by Alice E. Sink
     
 

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North Carolina's Piedmont Triad was a magical place to grow up in the '40s and '50s. Time ticked slowly with The Lone Ranger on black-and-white TV sets, newspaper cartoons like Roy Rogers and nine-cent Saturday morning kiddie movies. Teens joined the Latin Club, danced at the city swimming pool's upstairs pavilion and swooned over Elvis Presley at the YMCA.

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North Carolina's Piedmont Triad was a magical place to grow up in the '40s and '50s. Time ticked slowly with The Lone Ranger on black-and-white TV sets, newspaper cartoons like Roy Rogers and nine-cent Saturday morning kiddie movies. Teens joined the Latin Club, danced at the city swimming pool's upstairs pavilion and swooned over Elvis Presley at the YMCA. Parents hosted bridge parties, followed Sam Sneed at the Greensboro Open and listened to Ella Fitzgerald at Club Kilby. Travel back with local author Alice Sink to the halcyon days of country fairs, stock car racing at Bowman Gray Stadium and Betty Crocker. Featuring nostalgic Triad recipes and an Older than Dirt" quiz, this compendium of memories will make anyone of a certain age with roots around these parts feel like a kid in a candy store."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609498429
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,186,703
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Alice E. Sink was an Associate Professor of English for thirty years at High Point University in North Carolina. She is the published author of numerous books, articles, and essays; she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Greensboro. In 2007, she was awarded a grant to promote her writing from the Central Piedmont Regional Artists Hub.

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Growing Up in the Piedmont Triad: Boomer Memories from Krispy Kreme to Coca-Cola Parties 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
boomer-wbl More than 1 year ago
Most of the material was not related to BOOMERS (which the U.S.Census defines as 1945-64) but to an older person just writing about things in the early 40's and 50's The photo is Winston Salem the author grew up in Lexington. Just her notes about the area. Not worth the time or money invested.