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Inhaltsangabe: Colored by reminiscence and humor, "Want a Frog?" paints a lively picture of southern culture as experienced directly by storyteller Tom Summers. Traveling through self-contained chapters, the reader takes a trip through history into some memorable narratives and photographs. They represent eras from the author's more than seven decades of living in South Carolina. Examples of the twenty-four chapters include: bygone days when youngsters had to make many of their own toys, a day at the beach when World War II ended, and army life in the late-1950s. Summers's more contemporary years bring vibrancy to some personal stories that are flavored by family nurture, resources for inner growth, and vocational interest in social justice. In this zestful book of recollections, he sets a table that intends for the meal to both tickle the funny bone as well as touch depths in the human spirit. These personally experienced accounts are rooted in his firm belief that, above all else, we humans indeed are "story creatures."
Über den Autor: Tom Summers is a United Methodist minister and lives in Columbia, South Carolina. Since his retirement in 1999, he has spent much time in writing and has continued his engagement in advocacy for various social causes. The author, who grew up in Orangeburg, SC, has degrees from Wofford College (B.A.), Emory University (M.Div.), and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (D.Min.). In the first half of the 1960s, he served on the full-time chaplaincy staffs of the Central State Hospital in Georgia and the South Carolina State Hospital. From 1966 to 1983, he was the chief chaplain of the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. For the next sixteen years, he was the director of the Academy for Pastoral Education of the SCDMH. Summers was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Mental Health Association in South Carolina. In 2000 his popular book "Hunkering Down: My Story in Four Decades of Clinical Pastoral Education" was published. In various professional publications he has provided numerous journal articles, book reviews, and chapters for books. For the past ten years, some newspapers have included his articles on sports history and human interest stories. Many of these feature his special fondness for the era of the 1940s and 50s. He and his wife, Marilyn Boyd Summers, have lived in their same home in Columbia for the past forty years. They have two grown sons and three grandchildren. His creative interests include photography, movies, hiking, reading, and a good nap after lunch.
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