Time: December 7, 2013 from 11am to 6pm
Location: Farmers Alliance
Street: 134 S. Chatham Avenue
City/Town: Siler City
Website or Map: http://www.atimelessplace.com
Event Type: 125th, anniversary
Organized By: Ed Murray 919-742-3020
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2013
Author AlexSandra “Sandy Lynn” Lett is among the performers who will honor history and applaud simpler times at the 125th Anniversary celebration of the Farmers Alliance store, 134 S. Chatham Avenue, Siler City on Saturday. She will also sign copies of her four nostalgia books and four-CD set. Lett is the favorite author of Nancy Tysor, who has managed the Farmers Alliance for more than 50 years.
The schedule includes local bands, vintage cars, tractors, and surprises to occur all day, for people of all ages.
Lett was born at a hospital in Sanford, grew up off-Broadway in the Buckhorn community of Lee County but found her voice as a nostalgia writer in the wilds of Chatham County. After a successful career with newspapers and magazines, in television, and public relations Lett wanted something more.
In 1998 she moved to a cabin in the woods near Pittsboro to discover her authentic self. She started writing humorous anecdotes for newspapers and websites about her Grandpa’s country store located across the road on the family’s farm. The popularity of the articles led to the publication of Lett’s first nostalgia book, “A Timeless Place, Lett’s Set a Spell at the Country Store,” in fall 2000.
In the way that her Grandpa (Willie Puzie Lett) listened to the needs of his customers Lett continued to write articles and published three more books, “Timeless Moons, Seasons of the Fields and Matters of the Heart,” “Timeless Recipes and Remedies, Country Cooking, Customs, and Cures,” and “Coming Home to my Country Heart, Timeless Reflections on Work, Family, Health, and Spirit.”
Due to the popularity of “A Timeless Place,” the audio edition was produced by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources in Raleigh.
Lett continues to write her Lett’s Set a Spell column for The Sanford Herald.
During the past 13 years Lett has made hundreds of appearances to sign books and entertain audiences.
Lett created a wise and witty alter ego “Sandy Lynn,” a colorful character who wears her Aunt Isabelle’s 1968 Easter dress and shares humorous stories and insightful reflections about life. She plans to wear a new costume on Saturday.
The author’s ability to engage readers and entertain audiences led to the creation of her company Southern Books & Talks. She can be reached at LettsSetaSpell@aol.com and 919-499-8880.
Her website is www.atimelessplace.com.