Reminiscences of A Christian Family

In The Mid-20th Century South

by Silas Dobbs McCaslin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/13/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490868745
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490868738
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490868752

About the Book

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)

About the Author

Silas Dobbs McCaslin was born in 1940 in Louisville, Mississippi. He was eight years of age when. upon hearing the message of an evangelist at a revival, he came to the clear realization that he was a sinner, that Christ had died for his sins, and he walked the aisle to confess Christ as the Son of God and his Savior. His mother, widowed at thirty-nine years of age in 1953, returned to college first to complete the one remaining year for her BA degree and then for a Master’s degree, both with honors. She then moved with her two teenage sons to Gainesville, Georgia, where she practiced speech therapy in the public schools.

Dr. McCaslin holds three degrees (BA, DDS, and MSD) from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. At thirty-three years of age, he recommitted his life to Christ and six years later, reaffirmed his vows to study the Word daily, to “pray without ceasing,” and to serve the Lord continuously. He has practiced pediatric dentistry for 49 years, the last 45 years of which have been in private practice in Savannah, Georgia.