When: Wed., Jan. 16, 6-7:30 p.m. 2019
From 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, Bill Hardison will be discussing his book, "Dinosaurs in the Cornfield: Lessons Unearthed on My Grandfather's Farm." The event will take place in the Meeting Room at Westover Hills Library. at 1408 Westover Hills Blvd. The book is a nostalgic look back on summer days growing up in rural Tennessee, and discovering the deeper lessons hidden there. For young Billy, summer means saying goodbye to city life and traveling 700 miles to visit his grandparents on their Tennessee farm. Summer means long, humid days of snapping beans, milking cows, hunting for fossils in rocky fields and trips into town for comic books at the five-and-dime. It means muggy nights spent on the front porch with family, the boys gathered around the big Philco radio, listening to "The Lone Ranger" over the hum of crickets. But most of all, summer means time spent in the long shadow of Grandpa, a massive Welshman, keenly observant, frugal of words and actions, but rich in experience and country wisdom. When you look back on your childhood, what long-forgotten treasures might you unearth?