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      Growing Up In Pensacola is a collection of humorous essays describing the author's experiences growing up in a large family in a small coastal community in Florida in the thirties, forties, and fifties.

     It's a potpourri of stories, that can be read in any order, that share the youthful joys of summers spent at the old swimming hole on Bayou Texar, the challenges of grammar school, the concerns of family and friends during World War II and the family's connection to local politics.

     It's a fun way to learn some of the history of Pensacola.

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NEW! Like the first book, the sequel is about local people, places and events the author has known during his eighty-four years "growing up in Pensacola." Each chapter is a story, a memory or a tribute to an individual or group.  Meet local leaders in sports, radio, military, banking, politics, commercial fishing, the maritime industry, education and the legal profession. Discover local heroes and some of the people who have made Pensacola the great city it is. 

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With humor and candor, the author describes her experiences as a young girl working for U. S. Army Special Services in Korea after the war and in Vietnam during the war.


"Dr. Davis is a helluva story teller. She writes about fear and about courage. She writes without embarrassment and with realism about what it means to stay feminine with grace and integrity in a totally male environment"


See her comments at the Vietnam Women's Memorial, Veterans Day 2013:

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