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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.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Jackie Robinson Day

Was yesterday, April 15. Of the three Collinsvillian's I polled, two were aware of the day and his number 42. One young revenant, a second baseman, chose 42 not only because it was JRob's but also was the number for another great whose name I cannot recall at the moment, a basketball player. I was impressed that this young fellow knew enough to honor folks of that stature.
Here is a quote from Jackie Robinson

Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade.

I think I was in the same place with Jackie, know for a fact Bowie Kuhn, the commissioner of Baseball and the great Willie Mays were there with me for the 72 All Star Game in Atlanta with me and my Grandfather W.D "Willie Dan" Fox whose daughter Virginia was serious with Leon Culberson at one time. Leon has a distant cousin hitting the long ones now for the Calhoun, Ga. baseball team.
If you don't know about Leon, read DAvid Halberstam's book The Teammates.
Myles Smith, I learned last night was also at the game in 72. On several occasions he chauffeured Governor Jimmy Carter, later the President of the United States, from the Gov's mansion to the ATlanta Airport.
I asked President Carter a great question in Bham in 1993.
Yesterday was quite windy with a lot of talk about transformers the Movie, and the Hope of Transformation. Scanned an article about the Parahi of Brazil and the wrench they are throwing in linguistics.
I also had a DQ Buster Bar for 1.25 plus tax


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