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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, October 14, 2008

Collinsville Baptist Women and West Rome

Susan Shaw grew up just 45 minutes away from Collinsville at Former SBC president Jerry Vines West Rome Baptist Church.
Her pilgrimage in some ways mirrors that of folks raised in this region. I understand she is good friend of former SBC President, Jim Henry's daughter, Kate Campbell.
Kate has a new song out about Jesus and Elvis you may want to check at her site
Susan Shaw went to Berry and then to SBTS. She now teaches at Oregon State. Her new book defies BFM 2000 and is sure to cause an uproar, possibly at this years Alabama Baptist Convention where Jimmy Jackson may be elected President after moving his association to vote First Baptist Huntsville out of the fellowship.

Here is what Shaw is thinking.


Blogger Georgia Mountain Man said...

I grew up in the Methodist church, but I have known a lions share of Southern Baptist women. I can agree with Shaw. Submissive they ain't. I can immediately name several with whom I am currently acquainted, one a Southern Baptist preacher's daughter.

7:48 PM  
Blogger That Baptist Ain't Right said...

Wow. What close connections. Live not far from Rome. Went to Shorter. Son at Berry now. Still SBC, though I'm getting more disenchanted by the day. I'm going to Berry next week for a lecture by John Witte, Jr. Your post reminded me that I need to have dinner at Schroeder's --- those Hoagie Carmichael's are to die for.

9:22 PM  

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