Silas McCaslin provides true stories about his grandparents and parents in their Christian lives in the early twentieth century South. He then describes
his life in a small southern town in the 1940s and 1950s, filled with BB guns, barefoot summers, shooting marbles, riding bikes, unsupervised hours of
outdoor play, unlocked doors, Saturday afternoon “picture shows,” plenty of mischief; Sunday church, and Wednesday prayer meetings; the arrival of the
refrigerator, washing machine, air conditioning, television, and memories of presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower. Sufficient details are given of
the tragic death of his father at age forty-five and the irrepressible determination of his widowed mother.
These were simpler times and innocent times. Si’s wistful narrative of growing up with big brother Jay will bring a smile to your face, as well as a touch
of sadness for the loss of the positive side of an imperfect civilization that is lost forever.
Dr. Terry L. Johnson (From the FOREWORD)
For me to say that REMINISCENCES OF A CHRISTIAN FAMILY IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY SOUTH is an interesting work is an extremely inadequate description of the
book. Assuredly it is that, but it is much, much more than that! For me, it was no less than intellectually consuming and emotionally captivating as I was
escorted back into a long-forgotten period of this nation’s innocent history.
In addition, the book was rendered more personal to me than usual. My first wife, deceased now, was Foy Taylor, the daughter of T.F. and Lavinia Taylor;
they were a part of this book.
Paige Cothren (Pastor, Speaker, and Christian Counselor)