"BYNUM - Retracing Steps" tells numerous stories about Bynum kids and folks in the '50s and '60s. The reader can re-live the happy days of a unique community in the days of twenty cents a gallon gasoline, seventy-five cents an hour wages, hula hoops and Buddy Holly.
The stories range from happenings in Desoto Manor, The Theater Building, Bynum bridge, Victory Valley, Terrace and Alan Homes, Carr's Store, Bynum Elementary School, the Baptist and Methodist churches, Shotgun Alley, cow pastures and downtown Bynum. These days are gone, but we can retrace our steps in this book.
I love Wilford's book.
Wilford is a few years younger than I so I don't remember all his friends very much.
The book was a hoot to me. It brought back a lot of memories.
I think if you ever lived at Bynum, were ever in Scouts, went to Bynum School or rode a bus to one of the other schools a flood gate of memories will open.
I feel honored Wil chose one of my pictures for the book.
When Wil first called me and said he had written a story about my Dad which he wanted to include in a book he was writing about Bynum I could not believe it. I think the first question I ask what kind of book? Not an ugly one I hope. He assured me it was going to me a nice book and then read the story to me.
I really appreciate Wil remembering my Dad in this way. Dad, Robert Pratt, truly loved Bynum Baptist Church, the people and he loved working for the Lord.
As I have said before, I think there will be a little bit of Bynum in Heaven.