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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Mammy: A Term of Endearment

 

   I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of endearment.

 

   It’s a story of the discrimination many blacks and poor whites still face today, not only in the south but also in the north. It is a story of love, hate, romance, and humor.

 

   Included in the novel are stories of slaves and freed slaves, the stories are principally about Mammy’s family but include the lives and experiences of both slaves and freed slaves.

 

   The novel starts off telling how on a visit with my father to a murder trial in Wilkes County, NC, at age eight, I met Mammy who was them 98 years of age, and decided to learn more about slavery and later wrote this novel.

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Comment by William Roy Pipes on July 20, 2015 at 7:51pm

A Haven for Willa Mae

   A Haven for Willa Mae is the first of a two series novels. It is a novel containing danger, suspense, romance and treachery along with abuse, deceit, murder, kidnapping, and insanity. It is a gripping action packed romance/mystery novel where William, an emergency room doctor on his first hospital assignment, falls in love with Willa Mae, a physically abused married patient. Willa Mae’s husband, Howard, is the spoiled son of a wealthy and influential family who will go to any length, even murder, to exact revenge.

   At first, Willa Mae refused to press charges against her abusive husband, but William felt if the abuse continued, Howard would eventually murder her. At the risk of his own life and losing his medical license, William refused to let the matter drop as he considered it a matter of life or death.

   Willa Mae married Howard during a time of weakness after her mother was killed in a car accident that the sheriff suspected was foul play, but had no suspicion that Howard was involved.

   The novel takes the reader through years of tumultuous times during which Willa Mae grew to love William, the love of this couple grew ever stronger to the point where nothing could come between them.

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