Freezing days – rare for our fair city and drizzly, rainy weather – not so unusual. What better time to stay home and curl up with a good book! Here are two that I have enjoyed recently:
Remembering Jacksonville By the Wayside captures life in Jacksonville in the 50s and 60s; it includes letters and recollections from locals. Lost Restaurants of Jacksonville highlights some of our finest restaurants that now exist only in memory. Remember dining and dancing at the George Washington Hotel? World-class entertainers at The Thunderbird? Morrison’s Cafeteria downtown where there was “no waitin’ on the main floor”?
If you are younger or newer to our city, I believe you will find Dorothy Fletcher’s writing both interesting and entertaining. If you’ve been here a while, as I have, these books will bring back fond memories long forgotten!