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David Lee Thompson

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David Lee Thompson, USA served in the 1st Infantry Division including a tour in Di An, Vietnam (1965-1966).  He “grew up in Bowen Creek, West Virginia.  After serving his country during the Vietnam Era, he graduated from Marshall University with an M. A. in education.  Now retired from teaching, he lives in Salt Rock, West Virginia, with his wife, Janet” David Lee Thompson is the author of River of Memories: An Appalachian Boyhood.

According to the book description of River of Memories: An Appalachian Boyhood, “David Lee Thompson has produced a caring and introspective personal account of the vanishing Appalachian culture. This way of life existed for over twelve generations, teaching its people the importance of family, community, and religion. Thompson s old home place, now empty and lonely, holds faint whispers of what was once alive with laughter and reminiscences. His boyhood memories of life on Bowen Creek represent the last vestiges of a time and place now nearly extinct.”

 

One reader of River of Memories: An Appalachian Boyhood said, “Mr. Thompson's is a wonderful tale of a young man growing up in rural America. It tells of a wonderful childhood filled with loving memories in a time when a child was still allowed to be a child. It has both good and bad memories that add up to the formation of an interesting individual and family that anyone would enjoy getting to know. If everyone could only be so lucky as to know someone like this it would improve the world as a whole.”


River of Memories: An Appalachian Boyhood
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One reader of River of Memories: An Appalachian Boyhood said, “In order for us to truly understand ourselves, we must look to our heritage. As Mr. Thompson recalls to his readers the vivid memories of an Appalachian childhood, he entangles them with the warmth of a heritage that may someday be forgotten. This work will possibly answer many questions of future generations who may ask "what is Appalachia?”

 

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