Adcock Book Signing

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The Hampton B. Allen Library, Wadesboro, NC hosted a book signing on 02-15-16 at 12 Noon by Author Jerry Neal Adcock, WHS Class of 1968 residing in Monroe, NC with his lovely bride Kathy.  Donnie Lewis of the Hampton B. Allen Library called the group to order and had Rachel Myers introduce Jerry Adcock who is her younger brother. 

Above pix of Donnie Lewis with a good grin going and below is Rachel Myers:

I have known Jerry since 1957 when the Adcock family moved from Belmont, NC and certainly glad they did because I spotted my bride to be "Joyce" the moment they entered The Wadesboro Church of God and still remember the color of the dress she had on, long braided pig tails and dark complexion, etc......Ok, I know I am getting side tracked but I do that all the time and got a couple extra heart beats in the process.....grin if you must!

After Rachel's introduction, Jerry gave a most intellectual talk about his book titled, The Suns of August which is fictional.  Below is a synopsis of the book which is available for purchase on line from Amazon, and as a download to Kindle as well.

"There's a secret between them so dreaded that they are not allowed to know it themselves.  They grow to manhood overshadowed by this great secret, one so great they are made by it, yet never suspect its existence until a series of events set off by an accidental death set them on separate roads to manhood and discovery of the truth.  One will succeed, the other fail while one overcomes and the other is consumed.  One will heal, one will murder.  In the end when all is revealed and the story seems to have run its course the real climax occurs in a way that elevates the whole tale to a whole new level of meaning.  The reader will be changed for having read it."

Above pix of Jerry and his son Dean with a copy of his book.  Below is a close up of the book:

My bride and Jerry's immediate family were presented a copy of his book back in November at the annual Sister's Retreat 2015 in Hayesville, NC.  My bride has read the 646 page book and she could barely put it down until she finished reading it.


After Jerry's outstanding presentation about his book, there was a covered dish luncheon with Wink Myers giving grace and the food was "off the chain good."

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After that wonderful luncheon, Jerry got down to business signing his books and did see some folding money and checks changing hands.  Jerry brought thirty (30) copies of his book and I believe there were only six (6) copies of the book left.  "A successful book signing is when you show up, your books are there, you have a place to sit and you sell just one book."  Therefore, Jerry's book signing was far more than a success since there were many friends, family members, fellow employees, former band director and a US Air Force buddy present that was in boot camp with him at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.  There were others present that had already purchased his book and got theirs signed as well.

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Donnie Lewis presented Jerry a piece of pottery by local Potter James Price:

In closing, the weather was not the most conducive to be out and about since the area did have some sleet and rain which put a damper on many that would have come out for Jerry's book signing.  Speaking for myself and others, we had a wonderful time.  There were at least twenty-eight (28) that were present for the book signing according to one count.

A special Thank You to the Hampton B. Library staff for their work in getting everything set-up for the event which was greatly appreciated by all that attended the event and a special Thank You for those that prepared and brought the delicious food items.

I would like to close with one of my favorite sayings, "Two of the Greatest Ships that ever sailed, Friendship and Fellowship" and without those two and of course the knowledge and acceptance of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Life would certainly have no truthful meaning and merely an existence. 

Also, thinking of one my departed friends Bill Escott of Polkton, NC who stated the following many times, "Yesterday is History, Today is a Gift and Tomorrow is a Mystery."

God bless each and everyone of you!

Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 02-15-16.

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