‘Little Lintheads’ publish book

Published 9:05 am Thursday, July 25, 2019

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COOLEEMEE – They’re the last of the “Little Lintheads.”

And they’ve written their stories for future generations to see what life was like as they grew up in this mill town.

Compiled by Bobbie Howard Black, the collection of stories is now a published book, “The Last of the Little Lintheads,” available at the Zachary House and Davie District Drugs in Cooleemee, and via Amazon.

It is the effort of Black, Barbara Chapman, Nemo Woodward, Laverne Holder, Ricky Whitley and John Grimes, with others providing stories and information.

The group spent two years compiling the book, and hope to donate enough for a class at Cooleemee Elementary.

The stories are mostly what life was like in Cooleemee in the 1950s and 1960s – fond memories for all.

“We are the last generation of mill village kids, the last of the little lintheads,” according to the book’s introduction. “They were not always easy times, but most of us were on the same economic level, which meant we were all poor; we just didn’t know it. We knew everyone in town, and everyone knew you. Although families suffered throught he hard economic times, we were still a community.”