12 March 2013

They're Here!


From the introduction:
. . . as I experienced Lexington for the first time that day in 1968—even at such a young age—I realized there was something particularly special about that place. From the locks of George Washington’s and Robert E. Lee’s hair carefully preserved at the Lee Chapel Museum, to Stonewall Jackson’s stuffed horse Little Sorrel, proudly displayed at the VMI Museum, I began to understand the importance of preserving and studying history, especially the history of the Civil War which so dramatically impacted my home and ancestors. Of course, this was part of the reason our class visited Lexington. And it is the reason for this book. Though this work breaks no new ground, it is my hope that it will, in some small way, encourage in its readers what a ten year-old boy experienced in Lexington some forty-five years ago.

Richard G. Williams, Jr.
Huckleberry Hollow, Virginia
19 January 2013

8 comments:

Robert said...

Nothing quite like that feeling one gets with the initial shipment of the author's comp copies!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hey Robert - yes, you're right. I'll be sending you a couple.

Brother Juniper said...

My first time in Lexington was senior year of high school (1972) coming to see W&L. It was also my first time in the South. I came and never left. Sweet memories.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

The Valley is quite enchanting.

Kevin said...

Congratulations Richard. It's always nice to be able to hold the final product. Congrats to Robert as well.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Kevin. Yes, Robert's contribution adds an often overlooked dimension to this story. He did a great job.

13thBama said...

Congratulations Richard. Once it warms up, I will have to jump on the motorcycle and head down to your neck of the woods and get a signed copy.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

13B - sure thing - just give me a heads up.