Having known Tom McDonald all my life, I can tell you that reading his book is like spending time with him. He captures the rural South with wit and feeling in his recollections of country life. It is with personal pleasure and family pride that I place his first book alongside Paths in the Briar Patch and The Old North Field, written by my father and Tom's oldest brother, William L. McDonald. Nancy McDonald There ought to be more books written by Tom McDonald. He has the ability to tell a story in a way that transports you to when it happened. Tom describes real life in the South and reminds me of similar adventures in my own boyhood as well as my more recent misadventures on the farm. I enjoyed every page. Coach Pat Dye Normal everyday life blossoms into funny, sentimental and endearing adventures as the author shines his own humorous light and wit on life and family in the rural South. When Memories Come Calling will make you look at life's lighter side and smile. Debra Hanback, Florence, Al.