Barbara Dickens, in her new memoir, “Love Bugs, Peaches, and My Life in the South,” communicates the power of the legacy every individual can create for younger generations.
Signed copies of her book will be available at The Book Inn on the south side of the square on July 24 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
With a heart full of gratitude, Dickens tells of the many people who have poured into her life.
“A major part of the legacy I want to pass down to my sons and grandchildren and my students is that I cannot be the Christian example I need to be unless I live in close relationship with Jesus Christ,” writes Dickens.
God used her family, her home church and the Christian colleges she attended to lead her into a close relationship with Christ.
After losing her dad when she was only ten, Dickens was surrounded by a loving mother, five siblings and a church family who made all the difference in her life. She learned how children need the support and love of adults outside of the home as much as inside it.
Her own legacy has been in the classroom and in her home. The passion she has for mothering and teaching reflect her love of children and her view that they’re our hope for the future. God has enabled her to show his love to her children, husband and the many students she has had in her classroom over the years.
She and her husband, David, and youngest son, Christopher, live in Tennessee. She enjoys spending time with her sons, grandchildren, daughter-in-law and husband on their land, as well as at many attractions in nearby Huntsville, Ala.
She has taught in Lincoln County schools and at Moore County High School. In her new book, she has thanked several teachers with whom she worked closely for their help at Flintville Elementary and at Moore County High School.