The Last Sunday Drive: Vanishing Traditions in Georgia and the Carolinas

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Overview
The Sunday drive. Mom, dad and the kids would head out to see the countryside. An ice cream treat usually waited at day’s end. Back in the Burma-Shave days, mom-and-pop drive-ins and gas station biscuits fed folks. Cheap gas filled cars, and people made Sunday drives through a land where See Rock City barns, sawdust piles and trains and junkyards gave them plenty to see. Men in seersucker suits ran old stores with oscillating fans, and if the kids ate too much penny candy, grandma had a home remedy for them. It was a time for dinner on church grounds, yard art and old-fashioned petunias. Join author Tom Poland as he revisits disappearing traditions.
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ISBN: 9781467143103
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: South Carolina
Images: 41
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Tom Poland grew up in Lincoln County, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and education. He taught at the University of Georgia, Columbia College and the University of South Carolina. He writes about nature and the South and its people, traditions and lifestyles. His work appears in books and magazines, journals and newspapers throughout the South. He’s a member of the South Carolina Humanities Speaker’s Bureau. In October 2018, Governor Henry McMaster conferred the Order of the Palmetto upon Tom. He lives in Irmo, South Carolina.