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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.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Update/Superbowl: According to Uncle Prentice, Cousin Rob

Feb 7 update, may call it Bayou La Battre Day; but more about that later.

Here are Uncle Prent's kudos for Rob. If I can get Rob's Sbowl pix up I will do that as well
On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 09:42:07 -0500 "Prentice
THE NEWEST AND THE BEST OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS, IS MY NEPHEW MAJOR ROBERT SKELTON FROM MOUNT BERRY GEORGIA. CLICK, AND YOU WILL SEE THAT ROB IS T-BIRD #7, THE OPERATIONS OFFICER. OUR FAMILY IS THANKFUL AND HUMBLY PROUD(?) THAT ROB HAS BEEN SELECTED TO BE A MEMBER OF THIS PRESTIGIOUS GROUP.(ROB IS VERY MUCH LIKE MY DAD, HIS GREAT GRANDFATHER(SHORTY FOX) WHO ALWAYS PLOUGHED A STRAIGHT LINE AND KEPT UP A GOOD AIR SPEED.they both know the difference between earth and heaven, and how to arrive safely. PRAY FOR ROB AND THE TEAM AS THEY "SLIP THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH" GO, ROB!!! PRENTICE - - WPFCHLTCOLUSAFRET. .

That's cousin Rob, 7th from the left; or from the right just this side of the guy with the American Flag. There is a female to Rob's right in the pic.

William Kent and Spencer Hammond of the West Rome High School class of 87 are quite proud of you, Rob.






Here is the Official report from Rob's Mother, day after the Superbowl
Hi Steve, the Thunderbirds did fly over the Superbowl tonight at the end of the Star Spangled Banner. Being their operations officer, Rob was in the stadium calling up the sequences and timing to them. They seemed to have pulled it off okay. They are staying tonight at Homestead AFB, then returning to VEgas tomorrow. Thanks for asking. --Vicky

And on Tuesday, here is a link to pic and bio of Cousin Rob. Like My Dad Billy Fox, Rob Skelton calls Rome Georgia home. According to some accounts it was Cousin Nate and myself, there on Morrison Campground Rd around Christmas 72 who heard Rob Skelton utter his first words.
Rob's wife is a graduate of Greenville, South Carolina High School, 88 or so, alma mater of President Clinton's Sec Ed the Honorable Richard Riley, former governor of South Carolina.
http://www.thunderbirds.acc.af.mil/07OfficerHTMS/7.htm


Cousin Rob Skelton, a USAF fighter pilot, will be flying Thunderbird Number 7 in the Superbowl Flyover this Sunday; flying over Archie Manning's boy for Johnny U's Colts and Da bears as Well.
Waiting for email confirmation from Rob's Mother, Vicki Skelton, my first Cousin; Dad's sister Juanita's daughter; Juanita being Rob's Grandmother.
Rob's great Grandfather and my Grandfather Willie Dan or W.D. "Shorty" Fox are one and the same person.
I have contacted the Samford Alumni office about it all; Rob a 91 Samford Grad where his sister and a bro in law also matriculated.
Update soon if Uncle Prentice's info turns out to be factual.

2 Comments:

Blogger foxofbama said...

Got a 2nd confirmation on this one; Looks in fact to be the case, Rob is doing the flyover
Sfox

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