In 1965, Frank Wilcox and his friends enter Acorn Primary School in Acorn, Georgia—about forty miles north of Atlanta. Over the next eight years, Frank and his close friends grow up together through the school and their nearby hometown. Fun-loving Charlie Keller, thoughtful Lester Freemont, kind Pete Yancey, and loyal Wendell Mann all play important roles in Frank’s world as he comes of age.
While written as fiction, Frank’s childhood adventures are closely based on the childhood memories of author Scott Douglas Vaughan. In Frank’s new love of writing, readers can see the seeds planted for Vaughan’s own communications career.
Vaughan’s tales include obsessing over school spankings, exploring an old house with Cub Scout friends, confronting a school bully, struggling with the cursed honor roll, ushering at Georgia Bulldogs football games, and many other adventures from school yard to the Acorn courthouse square. In vividly written stories, Frank gets his first look at the world beyond the family farm. With the support of his parents, other relatives, and wonderful teachers he learns how to dream big and pursue his goals.
This series of wholesome stories will bring out the child in all of us.