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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.

Monday, March 12, 2007

More links to Ron Rash

http://www.nacc.edu At this site do the simple search for the Rash event
http://www.nacc.edu/mainsite/news/ron_rash_to_speak.htm


www.themorningnews.org/archives/birnbaum_v/ron_rash.php

http://www.rusoffagency.com/authors/rash_r/theworld/theworld_made_thestate_feature.htm

Great stuff in these links made easy here for you to click on. Several folks from Collinsville have read one or more of his novels including myself, Jeff Graves, John and Susan Weaver Morgan, Louise Jordan's daughter Marsha of Upstate South Carolina and her coworker Lynn Arve; and Lynn Gilbreath's boy; he's read it too. I'm the one that put him on to it; shank of the evening best I remember was when I emailed him or called him on the phone--can't remember now--and told him about it.
My sister Marsha got Rash to autograph World Made Straight for me; one of the best Birthday presents after 40 I ever got.
Holland Winchester and Billy, and Sam the Horse. Read about em in One Foot in Eden. You'll never forget em if you do.
Great stuff; good Baptist boy done well like Marshall Frady.
Find out about his book of poems Eureka Mill, outside Chester, South Carolina

And just today I discovered this sterling interview, this one by a woman who was raised in several trailer parks in Georgia and landed up in Oregon.

Working on a novel herself, she says she's thinks she's written her own "bass saller."
Like me, she is anxiously awaiting Rash's next one, about timber barons in North Carolina in the 30's. I wish my Grandfather W.D. Shorty Fox, a planer mill sawyer himself coulda lived to read it. He was working the mill at Conasauga, Tennessee when Uncle Fremont was born. GGreat Grandaddy James Manker Fox ran a boarding house there for the workers. Papa's brother Edgar Fox had a great story from Conasauga, as they all did.
Uncle Roy Helton too, Waymon's Dad; woulda liked this novel. It was one of Uncle Jack's that went the furthrest of that bunch--lot of em went pretty far--but Jack's boy ended up on Hilton Head.
I've never met him; lived in Boston for a while before he retired I understand; woulda been Dad and Uncle Prent's first cousin.

Here is the latest interview I could find:

http://www.authorsroundthesouth.com/content/view/139/49/

And google up Karen Spears Zacharias and her home page. She's worth the effort.

1 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

Rash's a terrific writer and even nicer fella. Thanks for the link. Send me a snail addy & I'll mail you an autographed copy of my book that explains how I got from those trailers in Georgia to the Oregon trail.

6:55 PM  

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