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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 www.clsnet.org 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, January 04, 2010

Suttree as Jesus in Barefoot

Maybe it's the cold weather or hard times or what not but this morning one of my first waking thoughts was about Emil Acuff, my Dad's friend in Knoxville 78-81 and my friend too.
Emil was Roy Acuff's first cousin so heard a lot of East Tennessee stories there; kinda sat me up for what I was to come to know of Knoxville's most famous son, Cormac McCarthy of the Oscars and the Road and No Country for Old Men and you can google the rest.
I was born in Newport. so I knew some of the territory before then, and my Grandfather said he put the first water spigot in Gatlinburg in 1905.
That and a glossy mag story in Blue Ridge about the renovation of the S and W Cafeteria in Knoxville got me thinking about Sutree again and I came across this grand review

http://tomconoboy.blogspot.com/2009/03/suttree-by-cormac-mccarthy.html

I can't add much to it

And if I can find it will link the S and W renovation

I liked the Blue Ridge Story better but couldn't find it. This one is pretty thorough however:

http://www.knoxville.com/news/2009/dec/17/knoxville-one-few-cities-saved-and-restored-their-/

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