The Bridge at Cromer’s Mill

My Days of Sunshine

by Edmund R. Johnson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/28/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781480820340
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781480820357
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781480820333

About the Book

When author Edmund R. Johnson was born on his grandparents’ farm in 1942, it was a unique time and place to witness the clashing of a passing age and the introduction of a new age. In The Bridge at Cromer’s Mill, Johnson shares a collection of stories set in rural Georgia in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Taking place in the time before electricity and on the cusp of the new age after electricity, he narrates stories about his early life when his grandparents shaped his world. With his mother away teaching and his father in the service in World War II, Johnson was allowed to roam and explore the woods, fields, and streams of the countryside, developing a sense of independence and self-reliance. His young life was pure Americana, a blending of the nineteenth and twentieth century. It was a time of sunny days and adventure, a time of bare feet and fishing trips, a time of exploration and fun.

The Bridge at Cromer’s Mill provides insight into rural Georgia, the people who lived in that time and place, and the experiences that molded their lives. It shares a story of a special bond between a grandson and his grandparents.

About the Author

Edmund Johnson is a graduate of Georgia Southern with a bachelor’s in business administration. He is married and has two children and four grandchildren.

Edmund was born on his grandparents’ farm in 1942. This was a unique setting to witness the clashing of a passing age and a new one. Edmund’s mother was away teaching school, and his father was in the service at this time of World War II. Edmund’s first memories of life were of his beloved grandparents, from whom he learned to appreciate the wisdom of age and the beauty of nature.

On his deathbed, Edmund’s grandfather requested that Edmund be a writer or a preacher. This unfulfilled promise to his grandfather’s request weighed upon Edmund. Therefore, he penned The Bridge at Cromer’s Mill to fulfill that promise and to benefit his own grandchildren from his experiences. Through this collection of stories, Edmund hopes to pass on to his family the wonderful memories of his time with his grandparents and the love they shared.