About the BookAll in a Day's Work presents the stories of the historic general stores of Macon and surrounding counties of western North Carolina and the entrepreneurial families who founded and nurtured these stores. A number of these stores are still thriving although others closed their doors.Jacob Siler and William Brittain founded the first general store in 1818 in the area which later became Macon County. Other stores followed. A typical general store carried everything a family needed - from seeds to shoes and from lumber to coffins. These stores conjure up the images of live chickens, snuff, and buying on credit. People gathered at these stores, gossiped, kept up with community and family news, and played games to entertain themselves. Friendships forged out of these stores, between shopkeepers and their neighbors and customers, lasted lifetimes..Woody, Londa L. is the author of 'All in a Day's Work Historic General Stores of Macon and Surrounding Counties of North Carolina' with ISBN 9781887905442 and ISBN 1887905448.