I’M A SEVENTH GENERATION CAROLINIAN.
My Granddaddy’s Granddaddy’s Granddaddy Was Born In Caswell County In 1795. Maybe We Go Back Further, I Don’t Know.
On Friday the 13th, November 1970, I was born at the Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina, probably the biggest military town in the country. Fort Bragg alone covers 250 square miles, and the used car dealerships and titty bars are like stars in the sky, grains of sand on the beach. The ground is sandy and the woods are open and piney, with tall loblollies, jack oaks, and the longleaf pine.
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