In Phenix, Virginia, I Was Born and Raised

8 thoughts on “In Phenix, Virginia, I Was Born and Raised”

  1. Nice early morning read. I hope Annabelle and Henry will one day be able to reflect on their growing up years as much as you and so many others did! Friendships made will always be remembered.

  2. I enjoy all of your writings! I too am proud of the fact that I grew up in Phenix without the o, or maybe I should say Old Well:) I don’t think there could be a better place to grow up. When I read your stories, I go home, and that’s my favorite place!

    1. I don’t think there could be a better place either.

      I like this line you wrote: “When I read your stories, I go home, and that’s my favorite place.”

      I’m glad my writing does that. In a way, that’s sort of my intention when I sit down to write. I know my experiences may be different, but my hope is that there will be enough similarities along the way, even if just a feeling or emotion, that it will remind the reader of a certain time and place in their life.

  3. Unfortunately, and fortunately, there is a stop light at the intersection of 47 & 360. Of course, there was an article in The Gazette!

    1. This is the worst [insert expletive here] news I’ve read on the Internet since I first dialed up in 1996. When did Charlotte County’s purity become soiled by traffic technologies such as this? This is terrible. Also, now I have to add a footnote to the blog post. You could have just left me in the dark.

      Additional question: when the article was printed in the Charlotte Gazette, was there a photo of this abominable traffic light being installed with an outro to the article that read, “And a good time was had by all.”

      I’m going to write a memoir with that title one day (…And a Good Time Was Had by All). No one may ever read it and it may never be published, but I’m going to write a memoir with that title one day.

      1. Of course there was a photo!!! What else are they going to print?! Haha Sorry to ruin what we all once knew as “the only county without a stoplight!” I believe your uncle is quoted in the article several times…blame him at Christmas dinner! Ain’t nothin’ like a good ol’ fashioned family rumble!

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