Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories-Southern Style

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories-Southern Style

by Carolyne Taylor Wynne
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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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.

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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: 09/07/2017
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


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


Aunt Phoebe

Cotton Pickin’

My First Surgical Experience

The Roller Coaster

The Red Stuff


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


New Year’s Eve

Chapter 3: Life as a Teenager

Still More About Me

Graveyard Island


The Torn Screen

Under Lock and Key

The Housekeeper’s Night Off


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


Part Two: Life in Atlanta – Southern Lady

The Big City

Chapter 5: Life With My Family

Dreams and Screams

Who’s Who?


A Lovely World

Chapter 6: Life With My Friends

Laughter and Tears

A Squirming Success


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


Poverty and Riches

Making the Headlines

Chapter 11: Trips to Africa

The Tented Camp

The Masai Offer


Chapter 12: Trip Memories

Because of Waiting

Unforgettable People

Bizarre Cuisines

Unique Bathrooms

The Maharani


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


The Turning Point





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



Mother’s Day




Childhood Comparisons


Afterword: Life Through My Eyes – My Reflections


Even More About Me

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