Years ago my sister Cindy asked if I would write something to accompany Christmas gifts that were being given to our nieces and nephews. She gave to each one a decorative boxes filled with various types of candy's that the baby-boomer Finlaysons had sought after when we were kids growing up in the sixties. I thought it was an excellent idea. Cindy searched high and low for the kind of old candies that we used to find at Pearly's and Bens, Claytons, or Cartee's. These were names of the mom and pop stores atop Noccalula Mountain. Anyway, I wrote the letter that went with her heart felt gift. Writing 'A Scenic View of Youth' stirred a lot of old memories for me. I hope they do for you as well.
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