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Burlington man remembers childhood in poetry book

Charlie Wilson of Burlington has written a book of poetry, “Life in The House By the Creek.”

It was published through a grant from Wayne Drumheller, editor and founder of The Creative Short Book Writers’ Project and it aided in the book and cover design, layout, formatting and editing.

Wilson dedicated it to his wife, Michele, “Whose encouragement is constant and her praise never ending …”

Wilson is the sixth of 12 children who grew up in the house in the 1950s and 1960s.

He writes that his family was rowdy but loving, with all the children getting what they needed, if not always what they wanted.

The poems describe the times they shared, good times and sad times, memories of play, mischief and hard work.

Wilson worked in advertising at the Burlington Times-News for a time and now raises miniature horses.

All proceeds from the sale of the book will be given to the Violet and Steven L Wilson Charitable Fund of the Alamance Community Foundation.

The book is available at amazon.com for $9.95.

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