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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.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Collinsville Historical Marker and Rufus Jordan

Collinsville has unveiled two new Historical markers. One names my Grandfather's brother, H.R. Jordan and his building downtown. I am 90 percent certain it was Uncle Roof who is the great grandfather of Cousin Freida McNair, the international Opera Singer.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Brett Morgen, Billy Graham and the Mississippi Counterevolution

As you see in some recent blogs I finally got my hands on Steven Miller's excellent work on Billy Graham and the Southern GOP. Birddogging the footnotes in the first chapter I came across this provocative title; In Search of Another Country, White Mississippians and the Counterevolution. I'm hoping it picks up where Miller left off and helps explain how SBC's Paul Pressler and the Texas Regulars were ablt to jackleg Baptists in the South. Miller takes a pass on that one, let's Billy Graham off the hook.

And the book should help me understand Charles Pickering a little better and his larger universe.

Brett Morgen gave an interview last year in wake of his ESPN 30/30 effort June 17th. Today I found the May 31, 1993 Birmingham Post Herald article about the premiere of his Blessings of Liberty at the Collinsville Baptist church.

The 20th Anniversary of the filming is coming up.
More on all this as I attempt to weave it together in the coming weeks.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Billy Graham and Southern GOP Redux

I finally got my hands on Steven Miller's book on Billy Graham and Nixon, Race and the Southern GOP.
See the post I made at Baptist History and Heritage for my Initial Review. I bring the book to the attention of Mercer President Underwood, and President Carter among others as they lead the Baptist Covenant Movement.
If Billy Graham and Nixon fascinate you, then this is a must read.
Thanks to the Dekalb County Library in Ft. Payne for bringing it near at hand.