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Langley to speak Dec. 14 at Spring Hill Library
 



Local author Bobby Langley will be speak Sat., Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. at a special forum at the Spring Hill Public Library following the release of his biography, “Ruby’s Son: A Journey From Poverty To Peace,” back in April of 2011.
 
Since publishing his life story about growing up in poverty in the 1940s and 1950s in Franklin, Langley says he has received a feedback from readers who themselves have experienced the challenges of living with limited means.
 
Langley has been invited to several speaking engagements over the past several months, some at local venues and some in neighboring states, to address the topic of poverty and what it’s like growing up and being forced to cope with poverty at a young age.
 
“I have lots of friends in the corridor that includes Columbia, Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station, and Franklin,” Langley said. “ I hope to see many of them at the Spring Hill library.”
 
Langley’s book, which has become a local favorite, takes the reader back to a time in the post-depression era, when Franklin was still a small southern town….to a time when, as a child, Langley embarked on a journey from extreme poverty to success as a Williamson County businessman.

Along the way, Langley documents the touching events and special people who proved to be “angels” to Langley and his family.
 
Back in the 1950s, Bobby Langley became one of the best-known athletes at Franklin High School, and still holds several school basketball records. Among them: the most points ever scored in a quarter (30), and the most points ever scored in a single game (69).

In recent years, Bobby’s familiar jersey, number 22, was retired and placed on permanent display at the school, and he was included in the inaugural class of inductees into the FHS Sports Hall of Fame.
 
According to Langley, his talk on poverty will be followed by a question and answer session, and he will have copies of his book available for sale. The price for this hardback book, with dust jacket, is still $20.
 

Posted on: 12/13/2013

 
 

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