Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Reader Comments
  • I received your book today and have read most of it! What a treat David. All classmates need to read it. It brought back many memories that had been tucked away for a long time. Thanks David! Larry Christman, Oxford
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed your book on growing up in Oxford. Like so many of us who grew up there in the 50’s and 60’s, we have some very fond memories of that time in our small southern town. - Steve Owens, Jonesboro, AR.
  • I finished David's book the other night. It was one of the few books I was sorry to get to the end of, I wanted to keep reading about Oxford as it used to be. - Steve Hale - Oxford
  • I've read it twice and it's a good read - Roger Tubbs - Tupelo, MS
  • David - I am thoroughly enjoying reading your book. Until reading Joyce's notes, I had not recalled that you had lived in the Syd Shaw home at one time. That home was the homeplace of my great grandmother, Glover Shaw. I have fond memories of sitting by the fireplaces that Joyce described, of swinging in the swing on the front porch, of climbing in the trees (and getting stuck up high), and of getting holly and cedar trees from the farm there for Christmas. Also, we received bushels of fruits and vegetables from that farm. I'd pay huge sums of money for some watermelons, etc. from there now. I can relate to the sale barn. It must have been in the early or mid 50's but I remember going when your grandfather and my grandfather owned it together. I'm about 100 pages into the book now and am looking forward to more recollections and interesting stories in your book! - Susan Harrison - Montgomery, AL
  • Just finished reading "Oxpatch......." and had to e-mail you to say how much I enjoyed it!! I had so much fun and had so many fond memories that my wife kept asking me to share. I can relate to so many of your stories. - David Jones - Oxford
  • David, thank you for writing Oxpatch and the Hill. It is a wonderful book that jarred loose many memories of growing up in Oxford, especially since I lived on Uncle Doc's (Jessie Rothchild's) farm at College Hill for a time and my grandparent's, Sallie and Doc (James) Rothchild, lived next door to your house on Adams. I also now know of many fascinating, enviable things in your life about which I had been totally clueless. - Danny Smith - Alexandria, VA
  • We bought your book, Oxpatch and the Hill, at Square Books yesterday. I have not been able to put it down. It is a blessing. It is truly a blessing. I’ve had so much fun. I love the stories in your book, especially about feeding George Hamilton peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. - Anne Malone Hopper - Oxford
  • I have enjoyed reading Oxpatch and the Hill. It's like a little breath of Mississippi here in East Texas. - Susan Loffer - Marietta, Texas
  • The book brings back an awful lot of great memories. It would be nice to go back through each and everyone of them one more time. - Bobby Stewart - Oxford
  • I can certainly relate to the events and times that you described in your book. I am very familiar with all of the locations you described and of course all of the people. It brought back a lot of good memories. Thanks for putting all of this down in writing. It is the best description of our time that I have read. - Tommy Boatright - Oxford
  • I have enjoyed the book so much. I have laughed and cried and laughed until I cried all the way through. Growing up in Arkansas in the 40s and 50s was a lot like your experiences. - Jim Foster, Trinidad, CO
  • My gosh, the memories came back as though I was back in that time  and how I wish I could go back.  I enjoyed your book so very much and you have a great memory! - Meg Faulkner DuChaine, Oxford
  • I am enjoying Oxpatch, as it is so readable, with great "flow".....  You mention several people that I recall.  Mr Gurner was my science teacher. In fact, during college, we had to write about our favorite teacher and that is who I wrote about.  He taught us so much, along with being so funny and laid back. Just wanted you to know...I am really enjoying your memories of yesteryear.  - Pat Vidrine Talbert - Waco, Texas
  • Both my wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed Oxpath, your delightful reminiscences about growing up in rural Mississippi.  Polly is an Iowa farm girl and we spent the first 24 years of our marriage there.  Except for a few colloquialisms we felt right at home in the scenes you so eloquently describe.  What a delightful reading experience it is. Many thanks for sharing it with us, and we hope, many, many, more readers - Deane Haerer - Trophy Club, Texas


    Deane N. Haerer
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