After Christmas Gifting

From our Shameless Commerce Department…

Image copyright Fred FirstThe Fragments Gift Set (one signed copy of Slow Road Home and one set of Fragments Note Cards — see sidebar–for $25 delivered) is a great way to spend some of that Christmas money you don’t know what to do with.

You might even send the book to Aunt (Aint? Aunt?) Jenny, who you forgot in the first wave of gift giving, using one of the cards to explain to her how a meteor fell on your bedroom, utterly destroying your first choice of gift for her. Now, an even BETTER gift: a slice of life from Goose Creek.

She’ll be thrilled. And tell her I said hello. (Notecards available separately also.)

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. I just found your blog in a roundabout way, and I’m thrilled! I LOVE it. You are an amazing writer, thank you for sharing yourself with us in blogland! This morning I began working on my “Where I am From” and it has been an amazing journey. Thanks so much, Marianne

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Marianne, and once again I regret that comments here do not include a usable email address to reply to. I used to enjoy just clicking REPLY to communicate one on one with commenters, but that isn’t happening with blogger. Maybe there’s something in my settings to tweak to at least make it optional to leave an email address. — Fred at gmail dot com.