Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories-Southern Style

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories-Southern Style

by Carolyne Taylor Wynne

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Overview

Through My Eyes is A Lifetime of Memories—Southern Style, from proud-to-be-Southern storyteller, Carolyne Taylor Wynne. Carolyne’s true tales of her life will charm you with their innocence and entertain you with their humor. Her “laugh at myself” punch lines are page-by-page reminders that the best humor often comes from being oh-so-much less than perfect.

Historical, educational, and wholesome, Through My Eyes is a treasured book that families, adults, and children of all ages can read and enjoy together.

Learn more at CarolyneTaylorWynne.com.

Advance Praise


“From the Carolina cotton fields to metropolitan China, Wynne takes readers on a journey of a southern girl’s childhood to becoming a world traveler. Her vignettes transport readers deep into rural South Carolina and connect the smells, tastes and sensations of the times. . . . From heartfelt reminiscences to humorous examples of an American in foreign locales, readers are transported into the memories of the kind of person you’d like to get to know.”


—Dr. Curtis R. Rogers

Coordinator, South Carolina Center for the Book

Communications Director, South Carolina State Library



“Carolyne Taylor Wynne writes about everyday life with twists of humor, insight, and nostalgia. Her book shows that the significance of any event is how you view it. Ideally, this book will inspire others . . . to write their own book and create their own legacy.”


—Neil Shulman, M.D.

Author and Associate Producer, Doc Hollywood

Author, Second Wind and Get Between the Covers



Through My Eyes is a down-home, Southern-style delight! . . . This charming memoir with good humor affirms the important things—life, love and family.”


—Paul Stephen Hudson

Historian, Georgia Perimeter College

Coauthor, Atlanta’s Stone Mountain: A Multicultural History

From the Author



“From living in the low country of South Carolina where I was born a country girl, to living in the big city of Atlanta where I became a Southern lady, to my trips all over the world as an international traveler, come the special tales I want to share with you just as I remember them—Through My Eyes.”


—Carolyne Taylor Wynne

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780975581087
Publisher: Graphite Press
Publication date: 12/07/2017
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Carolyne Taylor Wynne, a vibrant woman of many talents, was a corporate accountant for more than 30 years. After retiring, she continued being a dedicated community volunteer, an avid bridge player, an active gardener, an experienced world traveler, and an entertaining storyteller, just as she had before retiring. She also took classes in painting, drawing, cryptograms, cooking, ceramics, and creative writing. Her creative writing classes inspired her to write her charming memoirs, "Through My Eyes."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

A Welcome Message

Part One: Life in South Carolina – Country Girl

The Low Country

Chapter 1: Life on the Farm

All About Me

The Farm

The Farm Workers

The CEO

Aunt Phoebe

Cotton Pickin’

My First Surgical Experience

The Roller Coaster

The Red Stuff

Jack

Easter at the Farm

Chapter 2: Life in the New House

More About Me

Guns and Shooting

Dogs and Hunting

The Piano and Me

My Favorite Teacher

My Favorite Game

A Visit to Jacksonville

The May Festival

High Tea

The 7th Grade

Christmastime

New Year’s Eve

Chapter 3: Life as a Teenager

Still More About Me

Graveyard Island

Billy

The Torn Screen

Under Lock and Key

The Housekeeper’s Night Off

The CCC

The First Time I Lied

Chapter 4: Life of Adjustments

The Days of Trial and Error

The Lost Pair

An Unusual Church Service

The Looming Bridges

Changes

Part Two: Life in Atlanta – Southern Lady

The Big City

Chapter 5: Life With My Family

Dreams and Screams

Who’s Who?

Peaches

A Lovely World

Chapter 6: Life With My Friends

Laughter and Tears

A Squirming Success

Patsy

Chapter 7: Life With My Mishaps

The Holiday With a Bang

Disaster Strikes

The Crash

The Speeding Ticket

A Rude Awakening

Chapter 8: Life On My Own

Yesterday’s Answer to Today’s Problems

The Rocking Chair

Creatively Coping With Retirement

The Spider

The Confession

Vacations Then and Now

Return To My Childhood Home

Part Three: Life With a Passport – International Traveler

Trips of a Lifetime

Chapter 9: Trips to Europe

Exciting Expectations

Oh, Henri

The Jewelry Shop

Our Dark Predicament

Enchanting Switzerland

The Lost Day

Chapter 10: Trips to Asia

Surprise! Surprise!

The Trishaw Ride

The First Time I Saw China

Buddha

Poverty and Riches

Making the Headlines

Chapter 11: Trips to Africa

The Tented Camp

The Masai Offer

Treetops

Chapter 12: Trip Memories

Because of Waiting

Unforgettable People

Bizarre Cuisines

Unique Bathrooms

The Maharani

Haggling

My Collections

The Greatest of These

Part Four: Life Among Relatives – Legacy of Memories

The Family

Chapter 13: My Grandparents

My Paternal Grandparents

My Maternal Grandparents

Chapter 14: Memorable Relatives

Aunt Lillie

My Favorite Uncle

Little Bert

Chapter 15: My Mother and My Father

My Mother

My Father

Chapter 16: My Sister and My Brothers

Helen

The Turning Point

Vernon

Gray

Jimmy

Kent

Chapter 17: My Husband, My Children, and My Grandchild

Ray

Diane

Mother’s Day

Steve

Success

Terry

Childhood Comparisons

Heather

Afterword: Life Through My Eyes – My Reflections

Shadows

Even More About Me

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