I have lived in Oak Ridge, TN since 1958, and was a Physics/Mathematics teacher at Oliver Springs High School in Roane County, TN and at Hillsboro High School in Nashville, TN where I retired in 2000, and moved back to Oak Ridge. Here I play tennis, mow grass, hike as well swim with the swimmin women.
After retiring from a 25 year career as an educator, I wrote my first family history book entitled “The Matheson Cove: In the Shadow of the Devil’s Post Office”, which was awarded the North Carolina Society of Historians’ Award in 2008. Having acquired my Uncle Johnny’s personal photos from the 1950′s, I promised the person who gave the photos to me that I would ‘DO SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH THE PHOTOS’ but I had no idea what that would be. A few days after receiving the photos, that person died in surgery in Atlanta, GA. When I got the phone call telling me of his death, I knew I had to write Uncle Johnny’s story!
Now I am marketing my “Fiddler” book in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and East Tennessee.
James Seymour Wike is the ILLUSTRATOR of Dr. Eva Wike’s book “FIDDLER OF THE MOUNTAINS: Attuned to the Life and Times of Johnny Mull”
Eva Wike’s book is a ‘prize-winning’ book. She recieved the award from the North Carolina Historical Society. Dr. Wike has written other history books i.e. (“THE MATHESON COVE: IN THE SHADOW OF THE DEVIL’S POST OFFICE”
However only Eva’s “Fiddler of the Mountains” book AND CD of Uncle Johnny’s music are still available on AMAZON.
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