I find family histories and area histories are interesting and rich with memories that for some unexplained reason, we can all share.
My husband grew up in Richland Parish, Louisiana and there have been two volumes of "Richland Memories" published that provide fascinating reading.
For copies of this book:
Original Richland Library
Retoration Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 522
Rayville, Louisiana 71269
We go back about every five years or so for husband's high school reunion (there were 33 - maybe 35 in his graduating class).