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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Collinsville and Green Pond Libraries

Sweet article today in the Bham News about the promise of small town libraries, and how they can become the "Hub of the Community."


http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/116540261312930.xml&coll=2

I have emailed Tom Gordon, the author of the piece, seeing if in the new year he may become interested in the politics and what is looking like now in its 6th year, the false hope of the once promising library renovation project in Collinsville.
No secret in Collinsville; for me the question is can a librarian who coopts the deacons of a Baptist church to oust a member, runs a whitewashing to oust a member from the library; is this the woman who through failed fits and starts can lead the town to complete this renovation project, fulfilling its initial promise; or does the project need a new librarian and library board with some innovative fundraising ideas that have a bigger vision than a handout to the federal government to complete this task.
Collinsville matches Green Pond's twelve computers.
But I have to ask, what is wrong with having Oxford American Magazine, BAptists Today, a progressive periodical for the major denominational inclincation in the region, and a daily newspaper as part of the plan to uplift the berg?
Several questions and discussions to follow.
One more, If trying to beat a deadline to get a friend into Yale Div School, becomes a building block to permanently ban a patron, they What Kind of Librarian is That?
Again with Fannie Lou Hamer I have to ask?
"Is This America?"

Merry Christmas, Enjoy Green Pond and We'll take it up later.

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