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The Smoke Eater of Geneva County: Autobiography of Eddie Alford William E. Alford

The Smoke Eater of Geneva County: Autobiography of Eddie Alford

William E. Alford

Published September 7th 2007
ISBN : 9781425939991
Paperback
412 pages
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As the Chief of the Samson Fire Department for 46 years he cared for the town’s welfare and devoted himself to that for 24 hours each day- with a constant presence on the city streets most of his long work life he saw their lives unfold- running aMoreAs the Chief of the Samson Fire Department for 46 years he cared for the town’s welfare and devoted himself to that for 24 hours each day- with a constant presence on the city streets most of his long work life he saw their lives unfold- running a wrecker service, he saw their tragedies and hardships- working for the City for over 20 years taking care of its concerns through so many political administrations, he saw the mundane and the sublime. Likely there is no other person outside of a small-town doctor who may have been so involved with the lives of his neighbors.High Noon shoot-outs in the middle of the street- powerful city barons controlling the politics and the lives of the citizens- unsolved murders- family tragedies and heroics—Mayberry meets Peyton Place!At the ending of the movie, The World According to Garp, when Garp has been shot and realizes he is dying, he turns and says to his wife beside him, Remember! She says, Remember what, my Darling? And Garp replies, . . . everything! In this book, Eddie has, for all of us, remembered everything.