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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.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

House of Prayer No. 2 by Mark Richard

I heard Mark Richard on the Dianne Rehm show Weds, I think it was. I was spellbound by what was coming over the radio. Richard's Franklin, Va was a lot like Gaffney, South Carolina and the more stories he told the more my imagination could tie it to a similar character in Gaffney or a similar story.
Cut and paste this link or just google some aspect of it.
Get the book. Read it.

And keep an eye out for HBO's Sunset Limited too.

House of Prayer.

Google Mark Richard testifies gswebb wordpress.

I almost forgot. He talks about the Baptist preacher's house being a refuge, unknowingly paying tribute to my Mother who did similar Jesus work in Gaffney.