A few weeks ago, Walter Dennis passed over into eternity. It is fitting that Walter's body is resting among his fellow veterans at the Beaufort National Cemetery. David Lauderdale, columnist for the Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette writes far more eloquently than I can about Walter's contributions to our community. I just know that through the years, Walter and I spent more than a few convivial hours talking about his research documenting African-American history, his love of cooking, and poetry.
Over the years, Walter was very generous in donating copies of his work to the Library. Because Walter wrote non-fiction about the people, places, food, and culture of our area, many of his works qualified for inclusion in the library's "Forever Collection." Therefore we have more than 20 titles of his poetry volumes and cookbooks. A few also circulate through our Local History sections, including I don't like Oatmeal (HHI); Fried Grits (BEA, HHI); and Stone Soup Cook Book (BEA).
Drop by and we'll be happy to share his work with you. The BDC is open Mondays through Fridays, 10 am until 5 pm.