Happier Than This Day And Time: An Oral History Of The Outer Banks Of North Carolina
"A major contribution to the preservation of the lore and heritage of the Outer Banks." -- David Stick "The voices ring with authenticity." -- Paul Clancy, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot How much would you give to talk quietly for just one hour with your great-grandmother? Most likely, almost anything. But Time rushes by like a hurricane-driven tide, cutting us off from those who went before. It bears aw...
Paperback: 154 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 6, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 3083595
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“This book is refreshing and humbling. It should be required reading for high school and/or college. It certainly allowed me to take a look at all of the luxuries I take for granted and realize that these people got along fine without them. Life was h...”
y the old voices and the old ways. Bears away what we loved, and what we realize, too late, we still desperately need. This book’s a bridge to that past. In a series of interviews conducted in the late 1970's and early 1980's, eight elderly people recount their lives on a string of isolated islands off the North Carolina coast...The Outer Banks. These survivors tell of childhood, courting, marriage, and children; of hurricanes, depressions, wars, and death; faith, doubt, love, and fear. They watched the Wright brothers fly; saw U-boats torpedo ships offshore; dealt with blindness and heartbreak and shipwreck. Now, near the ends of their voyages, they linger for a little while to tell us of The Way Things Were. And they'll tell us more -- if we’ll listen. With a little urging, they'll share their thoughts on the ultimate questions; good and evil, youth and age, triumph and suffering. From the first word, they cast a spell.