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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 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, April 24, 2007

David Halberstam, a great man, passes

Here is a link to my musings at another site on Halberstam, remarkable fellow indeed. AT the site you will want to see what Johnny Pesky, 87 said about Halberstam

WEll shoot, here is what I said there.

foxJoined: 12 Aug 2004Posts: 3144Location: South Dekalb County Bama
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:47 pm Post subject: DAvid Halberstam dies at 73

He was a great man, like Lincoln, King, and Judge Frank Johnson. Any of you who don't know of him, should be ashamed. He was a colleague and friend of the great Marshall Frady, and an admirer of Will Campbell, who Halberstam salutes in his book "The Children" In his book, the Teammates he wrote about Leon Culberson of Rome Georgia and the 46 Cards/RedSox World Series. Leon almost married my Aunt Virginia. I had an exchange once with Halberstam online Chat at the Washington Post. He was on the way to interview YA Tittle for an upcoming book when he had the car crash.

Here is what John Lewis said, and a link to the Wash Post story. "I have often said that without the members of the media, the Civil Rights movement would have been a bird without wings, and David helped us fly so high. He was a dogged and determined journalist, but the people he wrote about trusted him. They trusted that he would get the story right, and they believed he would be fair." _ Rep. John Lewis, whose career as a student civil rights activist Halberstam wrote about in "The Children"

And Johnny Pesky said: "He was spellbinding. He was just an outstanding man." _ Boston Red Sox great Johnny Pesky, 87, whose 1940s playing days with Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio and Bobby Doerr were chronicled by Halberstam in his 2003 book "The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship" STory at WPost _________________


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