Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Dad and a special place remembered I recently read with pleasure and nostalgia your feature on Lillington, N.C. e reading triggered all sorts of memories for me, memories of family, of a certain time, and of a special place. As the daughter of the playwright Paul Green, I was brought up not only with tales of old times in Lillington, Buies Creek, and Harnett County, but with frequent visits to that flat country my father prized. He never defined it with the word "county"; indeed, it seemed that for him it was more a region of the heart than a geographical location. He always said, "Come on now; we're going to Harnett!" As we would drive southeast from Chapel Hill, my father's mood would become expansive and his anticipation palpable and contagious. To Paul Green, this was Home. It meant "family." Going to Harnett meant being with many relatives, especially his brother Hugh Green, and his beloved older sister, Mary Johnson (who essentially raised him after the early tragic death of their mother). He would wax eloquent about the beauties of that flat land, where, as he phrased it, one "could plow all day and never reach the horizon." For plowing was important. Plowing was what the young Paul Green did, one of the things, and in more ways than one. He also dreamed, and brooded, planned big things, and composed poetry and prose in his head. And through his words and his love for the land of Harnett, he passed on to the rest of us, his readers, his family, his admirers, a picture of a place, a record of a time, and a taste of what it was like to be a part of it all. ank you once again for your special feature on a special place. Byrd Green Cornwell Morganton A Brit in our midst drops us a line I just had to write to you and congratulate you on a super magazine. I am, in fact, one of those "Brits in Our Midst" and have been since I moved here in November 2014 from Lincolnshire on the East Coast of England to be with my family; son, Dr. Martin Playford; daughter-in-law, Lee, an American; and my love of a grandson, Liam, now aged 8 years old. My house, with its typical English garden, has a small Union Jack flag flying near the front porch. I have made some lovely friends who love the ACCENT, but, yes, I cannot find the perfect fish 'n' chips, but the shops are full of my favorite British food, and yes I still cook a lot of my favorite English dishes, but it is my son who cooks the perfect roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings when I do a roast dinner. He must have got that from his father! Wake Forest is very much like the market town in Lincolnshire, 10 miles up the road from where I lived, where there were markets held every Wednesday and Friday, again selling all the local produce. I love living here, and the 'locals" are so friendly. I hope I will meet more Brits when I walk daily with my little companion "Lady." Keep up the good work in producing such a lovely magazine. I am going to have to take a trip to Youngsville to visit Mary & Co. Gifts (after seeing them in the autumn issue), as I have been knitting since I was 10 years old, and I have taught several of my friends and grandchildren in the 4 years I've been here. Sheila Playford Wake Forest Share your thoughts We enjoy hearing from our readers. Send your emails to the editor at pread@27587magazine.com. Letters may be edited for content or length. 6 Winter 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Letters

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