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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, March 14, 2011

Philadephia, Duncan Gray and Barbara B Taylor

One of the more remarkable series of conversations, of historic proportions at Collinsville Trade Day, Saturday.
Nothing like this since Oscar Nominee Brett Morgen was in town in winter of 92.

Stumbled into a conversation with a fellow from Rome Georgia who knew Norfleets in Pascagoula, Mississippi; not only that but cooks tuna for Ed Taylor, B. B. Taylor's husband.

I was checkin his story and he said he knew one of the top two Episcopalian preachers in America and in fact he did.

Was exploring the notion of And Also with you, Duncan Gray and the American Dilemma. Had that morning just reread Fleming Rutledge great sermon on Will Campbell and Virgina Durr.

From there had conversation with a fellow from Philadelphia, Miss whose grandfather's place was not far from the "pond" where Goodman Schwerner and Cheney were buried.

He said the Civil War was fought over State's rights, and I said the major factor was slavery. Had bried aside about Jones County, Mississippi, in the presence of a fellow who has recently written a book about one of Hitler's youth.

All that right in Momma's Hometown; so stop in some time for informed conversation where the Lion Lays down with the Lamb.

Hoping to see Lowell Barron there soon. Got word he was there early about a month ago.

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