Memoirs of a Poor Boy
By Ed Smith
A great book of local interest written by Ed Smith, of Southern Pines. Smith’s colorful account of his years in the U.S. Marine Corps will amuse every reader and his changing fortunes in the business world may strike a chord with many other folks. Descriptions of the Southern Pines area in the 1940s and 1950s will interest local residents. Familiar names and places are mentioned in the various stories of local businesses and golf scenarios. The author’s love of animals is most evident in his recollections of Butterscotch, the cat with many lives.