“A Little Hill To Climb”
W. T. Tate was born near Cliffside before the town existed. As a small boy he went to the Simmons school on Ferry Road. He worked in the mills at Henrietta and Cliffside. He was destined to become a preacher, and he did, after graduating from Wake Forest in 1916. Then he wrote this compelling memoir, “A Little Hill To Climb,” about the first three decades of his life. Another valuable find by Don Bailey.
Turn My Face Toward Cliffside
The late Jennie Hawkins Metcalfe (daughter of Plato C. Hawkins) grew up in Cliffside and wrote her memories down on bits of paper wherever she found them: receipts, blank forms, paper bags, etc. You’ll find them fascinating.
The memories of Mabel Bridges Cargill, her biography and pictures of the Boyce Bridges family.
Memories of Cliffside
Peggy Blanton Hadden has written and shared with us a poignant essay on the good times and the good people in her old home town in the 1940s. She went away to college at mid-century, and has lived in far off Tennessee ever since. But she has never forgotten.
Daisy Wilson Reminisces
Daisy, now in her 90’s, tells about her life in a small town—ours. Dr. Shull delivered her in 1916. Few of us can claim that!
Betty Houser Cromer, at a reunion of her 1950 Cliffside High graduating class, reminds us of how things were in that mid-century year.
The Town That Was
Frances McMurray Houser has written a charming essay on the Cliffside in her growing-up years and the way-of-life she remembers.