A sweet, slim book of memories of Tom's life growing up in a South that doesn't necessarily exist anymore. A nice historical screenshot of life as it once was.
A nostalgic look at Georgia and South Carolina before development, outsiders, and modern conveniences brought wholesale change
As commercialization, homogenization, and relocation have slowly altered distinctive regions of the country, making all places increasingly similar, Southern traditions have proven to be more resilient than most. But Poland notes that many elements that once identified day-to-day life in the South are now completely foreign to contemporary generations. Set primarily in Poland's native Georgia and adopted home of South Carolina, his tales of bygone times resonate across a recognizably southern landscape and faithfully recall the regional history and lore that have defined the South for generations as a place uniquely its own for natives, newcomers, and visitors.
writes columns about the South and its people, traditions, lifestyles, and culture for newspapers and journals in Georgia and South Carolina. His ten previous books include Reflections of South Carolina and Reflections of South Carolina, Volume 2 (both with photographer Robert C. Clark) and Classic Carolina Road Trips from Columbia: Historic Destinations and Natural Wonders. Poland lives in Columbia.