In the second edition of The Old North Field, Dr. William Lindsey McDonald has captured the warmth and stalgia of a Norman Rockwell painting with his reminiscences of growing up in the heart of the South. Whether he is remembering his mother's Iced Tea or the gentle gathering of the women folk while Snapping Beans, you will be taken along as he recalls a wonderful and warm past, one we all wish we had experienced. The smoke from the neighbor's chimney (Smoke in the Valley), and the glow of Christmas lights (The Christmas Window) are all visions in your mind's eye, courtesy of Dr. McDonald. Travel along with him as he tells of a time when families and neighbors were close, when seasons held endearing memories for a young boy who recalls Daffodils of March, old time Boxwood trees (A Touch of Boxwood), and of how church on Sunday was more than just preaching, but a source of a long forgotten and almost extinct form of singing (The Sacred Harp). This edition is also enhanced with the beautiful illustrations by his wife, Dorothy Carter McDonald.