The Fall of My Beginning

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Xlibris Corporation, Aug 20, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 343 pages

The series of memoirs recalled and compiled by Carolyn Gill Davis (Baird/Jackson) spans seventy years. And although much of her character was formed by the people, places, things, and images of childhood, other stumbling blocks also helped to fortify her beliefs

Her book, The Fall of My Beginning, falls naturally into three parts: While I Learned to Know, When I Thought I Knew, and Then I Learned I Didnt Know. This is not a prescribed autobiography. Instead her book incorporates her feelings, impressions, reactions at many varied times, in many varied places. Emotions are succinctly expressed as poetry and letters to her deceased mother, the guiding force in her life.

The poems range from the awesome wonder and compelling beauty she experienced, in her first formative years in Indiana, her bold and daring years in California, and finally back home again in Indiana.

The reader will find no one major tragedy, but a series that is familiar enough to provide reader identification, and empathy.

Well-preserved and cherished family photographs, a few blurred by age, have a mission to make the reader sense the family pride and loyalty.

In the end, she feels gratitude for her life, as varied and as up-and-down as could be. Even her mother, in Heaven, knows now that all is well. Ms Davis has her mothers letter as a testimony. How fitting a closing to a special book. Carolyn Gill Davis (Baird/Jackson), Author

 

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About the author (2001)

Carolyn Suzanne Gill Davis (Baird/Jackson) was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to California two years after she graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. She received her Master of Arts Degree from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. She retired after 38 years in the field of social work and education and moved back home. She is the mother of one daughter, grandmother of eight grandchildren and great grandmother of one great grandson. She is the author of The Fall of My Beginning and Bear a Life Seasoned with Sage. Carolyn enjoys traveling, needle work, photography, and a collection of stuffed animals. She is active in church and many organizations. Ms. Davis wrote: My stimulant to write is motivated by life. Life is a road of mountains, valleys, and level plains. Which are orchestrated by the great conductor GOD.

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