Ruark became bigger than life due to his grandfather

Posted May 8, 2014

Famed North Carolina author Robert Ruark grew up in Wilmington, but was heavily influenced by his grandfather who lived in Southport.

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  • Ann Hoskins May 9, 2014
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    The Old Man and The Boy is my favorite of his books- they were originally published as articles in Field and Stream, I believe. Some are funny, some are poignant. They bring some of my family to life (he was a cousin- "Uncle Jimmy" in the book was my Great-great granddad). Thanks for showing videos of Robert- I've only gotten to see still photos- I loved seeing him laugh and smile. Parts of his life weren't so easy so it's good so see him happy. Thanks again!