by Jimmy Smith Growing up in a small town in the Mississippi Delta during the 1930s exposed Jimmy Smith to a childhood of adventures and a wild array of characters. Those times were harder and the social mores were entirely different than todays. This book is a window to the past, as seen through the eyes of a little boy. This reprinting of Jimmy Smiths original book makes it possible for more people to have an insight into the loves and lifestyles ofa generation which is an essential part of the history of the Mississippi Delta. The small towns that dotted the Delta were rich in history and personalities. Too few chronicles exist to give the present and future generations that view of this past generations lifestyle. Andrew Westerfield, Mayor of Merigold July 2004 ABOUT THE AUTHOR James R. Jimmy Smith was born in 1930 in Merigold and farmed there most of his life. He made his first crop in 1945 at the age of fourteen and made his last crop in 1972. Jimmy was selected Outstanding Young Farmer of Bolivar County twice and was one of the first pioneers of catfish farming. He was a graduate of Ole Miss, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree, and served as an Air Force radio operator with the rank of Lieutenant. He was a member of many local community groups. (2005, paperback, 162 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.