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Welcome From Carolyne

Hi!

I hope you enjoy reading Through My Eyes as much as I enjoyed living it. Here are photographs of the people, places, and things I wrote about in the book. You can see some of my arts and crafts and needlework in the pictures corresponding to Chapter 8, “Creatively Coping With Retirement.” As a special treat, I invite you to take a trip around the world with me through the pictures corresponding to Chapter 12, “The Greatest of These.” Now, here is yet “Even More About Me!”

Living on a farm in the low country of South Carolina didn’t keep my father from wanting his newborn baby girl to be named after a famous queen of France—unfortunately, the one who was beheaded! My mother had her mind set on naming me after her childless sister, Clifton Carolyn. This is how my name became Carolyne Antoinette.

I was born in the small, small town of Ridgeland, South Carolina, the third of six children. I quickly learned to be on time for meals if I didn’t want to miss having my share. Just before I was six years old, we moved from the farmhouse with an outdoor privy to our newly-built house less than a mile away— the first in the county with electricity and running water. My entertainment was walking in the nearby woods, riding horses, and playing basketball. I became an avid reader and an “A” student. In school, geography was my favorite subject, which later led to my interest in world traveling.

After marriage, I began extensive community and church volunteer work. My entertainment then became gardening, flower arranging, and continuing to be an avid reader. After having three children, my family and I moved to Atlanta. When my youngest child started school, I started school too—business school. Then, I didn’t even mind having to go to work because I chose the field of accounting.  I love puzzles of all kinds and accounting was kinda like working on those puzzles.

I was a corporate accountant for more than 30 years. After retiring, I took weekly classes in creative writing, painting, drawing, cryptograms, cooking, ceramics, and anything else I enjoyed. From my home in the shadow of Stone Mountain in Georgia, I also continued to volunteer, play bridge, read, write, travel, and enjoy showing off the souvenirs from my trips to strange, exotic places.

From living in the low country of South Carolina where I was born a country girl, to living in the big city of Atlanta where I became a Southern Lady, to my trips all over the world as an International Traveler, come the special tales I want to share with you just as I remember them—Through My Eyes.

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“…a down-home, Southern-style delight!”


—PAUL STEPHEN HUDSON

Historian, Georgia Perimeter College / Coauthor, Atlanta’s Stone Mountain: A Multicultural History

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories—Southern Style by Carolyne Taylor Wynne
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—PAUL STEPHEN HUDSON

Historian, Georgia Perimeter College / Coauthor, Atlanta’s Stone Mountain: A Multicultural History

“…a down-home, Southern-style delight!”

“...everyday life with twists of humor, insight, and nostalgia...”


—NEIL SHULMAN, M.D.

Associate Producer, Doc Hollywood / Author, Second Wind & Get Between the Covers

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories—Southern Style by Carolyne Taylor Wynne
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—NEIL SHULMAN, M.D.

Associate Producer, Doc Hollywood / Author, Second Wind & Get Between the Covers

“...everyday life with twists of humor, insight, and nostalgia...”

“...memories of the kind of person you’d like to get to know.”


—Dr. CURTIS R. ROGERS

Coordinator, South Carolina Center for the Book / Communications Director, South Carolina State Library

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories—Southern Style by Carolyne Taylor Wynne
2017-10-10T20:57:59+00:00

—Dr. CURTIS R. ROGERS

Coordinator, South Carolina Center for the Book / Communications Director, South Carolina State Library

“...memories of the kind of person you’d like to get to know.”

“…this book will inspire…”


—NEIL SHULMAN, M.D.

Associate Producer, Doc Hollywood / Author, Second Wind & Get Between the Covers

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories—Southern Style by Carolyne Taylor Wynne
2017-10-13T17:32:49+00:00

—NEIL SHULMAN, M.D.

Associate Producer, Doc Hollywood / Author, Second Wind & Get Between the Covers

“…this book will inspire…”

“…offers us deep wisdom, wonderful wit…”


—SAMUEL T. GLADDING, Ph.D., LPC

Chair & Professor, Department of Counseling / Wake Forest University

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories—Southern Style by Carolyne Taylor Wynne
2017-10-13T19:14:57+00:00

—SAMUEL T. GLADDING, Ph.D., LPC

Chair & Professor, Department of Counseling / Wake Forest University

“…offers us deep wisdom, wonderful wit…”

“…full of humorous stories presented in a clever style…”


—LAURA T. McCARTY

Vice President, Georgia Humanities Council

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories—Southern Style by Carolyne Taylor Wynne
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—LAURA T. McCARTY

Vice President, Georgia Humanities Council

“…full of humorous stories presented in a clever style…”

“…affirms the important things—life, love, and family.”


—PAUL STEPHEN HUDSON

Historian, Georgia Perimeter College / Coauthor, Atlanta’s Stone Mountain: A Multicultural History

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories—Southern Style by Carolyne Taylor Wynne
2017-10-13T19:23:14+00:00

—PAUL STEPHEN HUDSON

Historian, Georgia Perimeter College / Coauthor, Atlanta’s Stone Mountain: A Multicultural History

“…affirms the important things—life, love, and family.”

“…a funny, witty, and introspective reflection of living in the South.”


—LEONARDO McCLARTY, IOM

President & CEO, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce / DeKalb County, Georgia

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories—Southern Style by Carolyne Taylor Wynne
2017-10-13T19:26:18+00:00

—LEONARDO McCLARTY, IOM

President & CEO, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce / DeKalb County, Georgia

“…a funny, witty, and introspective reflection of living in the South.”

“…insightful and delightful…”


—SAMUEL T. GLADDING, Ph.D., LPC

Chair & Professor, Department of Counseling / Wake Forest University

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories—Southern Style by Carolyne Taylor Wynne
2017-10-13T19:27:42+00:00

—SAMUEL T. GLADDING, Ph.D., LPC

Chair & Professor, Department of Counseling / Wake Forest University

“…insightful and delightful…”

“…a heartfelt memoir…”


—JIMMY BLACKMON

Author, Southern Roots

Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories—Southern Style by Carolyne Taylor Wynne
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—JIMMY BLACKMON

Author, Southern Roots

“…a heartfelt memoir…”
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After completing Through My Eyes, Carolyne, beloved Country Girl, Southern Lady, and International Traveler, left us in the year of 2010.