In 1990, Randall Wells, a professor of English and Speech at Coastal Carolina University, hoped to change the tide of time. His deep affection for Horry County and its people was obvious when he began to interview neighbors and community members to hear their stories. Wells conducted interviews with a dozen illustrious members of the coastal community, learning their past and reliving past events. Here, along with beautiful drawings of Horry County's "old-timers," the interviews have been painstakingly transcribed and published here for the first time. These stories of the golden days of Horry County will delight both visitors and residents alike.