First kiss. First love. First job. First car. First dance. First step beyond home.
For American teenagers, the high school years include all the firsts of independence. Frank Wilcox is no different. It’s been four years since Frank and his family left the farm on Brookwood Road for the new subdivision on Hickory Trail in Acorn, GA. During those four years, the family ties are both hilariously and poignantly strengthened within the sluggish economy of the late 1970s. Frank explores his passion with a job at the local newspaper – a position that opens his eyes to the darker side of humanity. Frank and his closest friends forge their teenage camaraderie through double dates, school activities (some gone awry), and Sunday afternoon baseball in the sweltering Georgia heat.
In the third and final installment of his Memories of a Home series, author Scott Douglas Vaughan again writes through the eyes of his alter-ego, Frank Wilcox. In his unique style, Vaughan gives his readers a series of stories – each confined to its own chapter – that collectively take a walk through the life of a teenage boy growing up in north Georgia during the late 1970s.
Readers will take a journey through another time and place – a small-town on the brink of phenomenal growth. Readers will laugh at the adventures of the Wilcox brothers, poignantly remember the advice of loving parents, and fondly recall similar memories of growing up among all those firsts of early independence.