Phillip William Fred Berrier's New Book 'Growing Up in Flower Gap' is a Profound Journal of a Man and the Wondrous Time of His Life in Flower Gap
CANA, Va., February 12, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Phillip William Fred Berrier, an author and a school principal, has completed his most recent book “Growing Up in Flower Gap”: a gripping and potent account of one man who traces back his days of living in Flower Gap and reminisces the unforgettable joys and sorrows that shaped him to become the man he is now.
Phillip shares, “Born in Winston-Salem, NC, my family moved back to the mountains when my Dad entered the Navy in WWII. I grew up in the rural, mountainous area of Flower Gap and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I attended a one-room school for five years before moving to Lambsburg High School with grades 1-12. This school burned in 1959, and I went to Hillsville High School from which I graduated.
"I was the first in my family to attend college or get a Master's Degree. I became an elementary school principal at the age of 24. I was married after graduating from college, and we had one child. I became principal of two schools at the age of 26.
"After 15 years as a principal and enduring an unsuccessful marriage, I changed professions and left my wife to explore other avenues and career paths. I remarried, bought a general store, and settled in a new career with my second wife. We sold the business after 22 years.
"I was elected to the school board in 2004, and we were partners in a tax preparation service; I began selling life insurance and Medicare Supplements in 2008.
This book is a collection of stories to depict different times and situations I have encountered throughout my life as I grew up in Flower Gap and how this impacted my life right up to this day. Growing up on a farm and apple orchard taught me responsibility, good work habits, and a closeness to God which served me well all the days of my life.”
Published by Fulton Books, Phillip William Fred Berrier’s book captures a fascinating retelling of his life back in the day. Here, one sees how one place transformed a young boy into a man of duty and faith.
Through this work, the author hopes that readers will hop in on a journey with him that takes them back to the 1940s.
Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “Growing Up in Flower Gap” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes & Noble.
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Source: Fulton Books