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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.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Warren Fortson and a Collinsville moment

By strange coincidence I was rereading portions of Marshall Frady's protean collection of essays Southerners this morning, then had a Faulknerian/Sopranos moment at lunch.
The bite of roast beef I got was great and the mash potatoes were very good, as was the hospitality. It was the song that happened to come on the random jukebox that about put the circumstances into the XFiles, or back there in 65 in Americus Georgia with Warren Fortson.
If Tony Sopranos song was Journey's Don't Stop Believin, my song today was Everybody Plays the Fool Sometime. I almost asked another patron to dance, but thought better of it.
It's a strange world indeed.
Marshall Frady on Warren Fortson, check it out.
And from and the conversation there you will see that yes Virginia, Denominations do matter. Check Randall Balmer's entire speech now just a click away at

On another matter, for all practical purposes Barack Obama's campaign ended today. That invade Pakistan idea; that plow won't scour.


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