Father’s Day One More Time Around

I sent off four books today, three of them to fathers for Fathers Day, June 17. That’s a good feeling, because last year, books found good homes for this special day for dads. From a couple of those father-readers I heard how meaningful, comforting or encouraging they found the book. And of course, that scored points for the book-buying son or daughter!

Now’s the time. Send your order for Slow Road Home by email, pay by check or paypal. I’ll put the book in the mail upon receipt of either. Need more than one copy sent to two or more recipients (your dad and your husband’s)? Just let me know by the email address in the sidebar here or on the book website.

If you’re a Floyd Press reader, you’ll have to wait. Here’s a link to the shorter version of this Thursday’s column: a Father’s Day Toast / Roast of this blogger by his son, Nathan. And with his permission, I should add. Click this link to read, and it’s okay to go there just to look at the picture (from 25 years ago!)

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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. Nathan’s toast/roast was sooo good. Thanks for sharing it (again?). What a good father-son friendship is glimpsed there.