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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, November 16, 2009

George Washington and Collinsville, Alabama

My Mother's family goes back to 1845 in Collinsville almost the time of the country's first President George Washington.
As it turns out from Mr. Wilson with whom I had delightful conversation Friday at City Hall in Collinsville, Momma's Hometown has a connection to Washington.

In the Gads Times story link you see where Wilson worked on the clock at Historic St. Michael's Episcopal in Charleston. I think my friend John Baker along with SC US Senator Fritz Hollings were members there.
I'm trying to verify and will add a comment to this blog if it turns out I am mistaken about Hollings and Baker.

Wilson said Washington worshipped at St. Michael's when in Charleston and there is a marker at foot of front bench marking where he sat.

Enjoyed talking to Mr. Coulson from Ooltewah as well. Jokingly told him I had the clock worker's society all figured out; they were all card carrying members of the Republican Party.
Told him I voted for Obama, but then told him Uncle Fremont's great joke at the Democrats expense. He liked it a lot.

Congrats to Collinsville and getting their clock guts back in working order. I am happy for us all.
Wish you all coulda seen Ms. Turbyfill's Burma Shave like signs welcoming the honorees into town the mile from the Interstate to downtown of our Fair Burg Friday.
She did a grand job.



Blogger foxofbama said...

Here is a note from my blueblood friend John Baker, one of the finest bluebloods I ever met and all three were at Furman.
Baker was raised in Charleston's Historic Battery District and is a great fellow.
Like one of the other blueblood's who visitted me on several occasions in Gaffney, he was great fan of my Mother's Fried Chicken and Collinsville can be proud of that.

John Baker:

Steve – I grew up a member of First Scots Presbyterian on the corner of Tradd and Meeting, one block south of St. Michaels. I think my great Grandfather John Linley is buried at St. Michaels. Next time I’m down there, I’ll look for the clock. I assume it will be on the outside. That’s a neat story.

I don’t think Hollings went to First Pres, but we did play on the same tennis courts, which is better.

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