Tackle Box Memories
By Francis Eugene Wood
The old wooden tackle box holds the stories of author Francis Wood’s life and adventures afield. True accounts of a wandering man, free of the bonds of society and unafraid to choose his own trails. A modern-day Daniel Boone, Wood shares enough woodsman’s savvy to provoke even the staunchest armchair adventurers to rise and take up a walking stick or a canoe paddle and step into the natural world that awaits them right outside their doors. From the backwaters of the southeastern Piedmont of Virginia to the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wood’s trail-blazing journey from an introverted “half-wild boy” to sage of the forest and master storyteller, is told with the heart and soul of a man who has lived his dreams in the wild places.