I recall memories of my childhood in this Tennessee Home & Farm piece:
It wasn’t Mayberry. But it was a small West Tennessee community that resembled the famous television series. Parents raised their children by the Bible and how Andy Griffith raised Opie. It was a time when simple pleasures consisted of family and friends being together. People worked hard, played hard, and the school and church held the community together.
Thinking back to an enchanted era of my childhood, a big summer event occurred the second week in July. That’s when the Baptist church always had a two-week revival. As a child, I wondered, “Would God care if the revival was scheduled another week?” However, it was never altered. My father’s opinion to change: “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”
Carolyn Tomlin is a Jackson, Tennessee-based author that has been writing and publishing since 1988. She has authored 19 books and more than 4,000 articles in magazines such as Entrepreneur, Kansas City Star, American Profile, Tennessee Home & Farm, Home Life, Mature Living, ParentLife and many others. You can purchase her full-length works here.