In RFD #3,
Harry Wayne Addison, an eloquent spokesman of his rural north Louisiana heritage, addresses many of that tradition’s values, their importance to his life, and their application to a broad range of human relationships. Perhaps north Louisiana’s premier native-born humorist, Addison is renowned throughout the area as a gifted after-dinner speaker, annually making some seventy-five appearances throughout Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
In this volume, Addison comments wittily, often wryly, and always perceptively about incidents, events, and character-building circumstances of his rural upbringing. The title of this book is derived from one such anecdote.
Nostalgic in tone and earthy in approach, Addison focuses upon topics as love, friendship, politics, religion, and family life through a series of vignettes gleaned from his country boyhood.
His staunch belief that children should be raised by the book rather than by the belt inspired him to write his first volume, Write That Down for Me, Daddy.
A native of Mansfield, Louisiana, Addison was reared in the small community of Swartz, near Monroe. A real-estate agent for the city of Monroe, Addison is past president of the West Monroe Kiwanis Club and past chairman of the Library Board of the West Monroe Chamber of Commerce.