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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, May 09, 2011

George Wallace and the Alabama Tornadoes

Just a few random thoughts before time passes too quickly on the devastating tornadoes of April 27 in Aalbama

I was sitting in Jacks in Collinsville Alabama watchin reports of the Birther announcement talking to a local edcuator and pol about memories of George Wallace; good anecdote from Crossville, alabama re the 66 gube race when the power went out. Had no idea at the moment how things were develooping about that time for Rainsville, 15 miles to the north.
Was just feeling stupid for not having charged my cell phone for the day.
Two days later had conversation in Attalla_-Etowah Co had power throughout--with writer for Washington Post who had stellar story in that Sunday's paper.
Lost a friend from the Dekalb County library, Marcella.

Heard lots of stories from Rainsville and Guntersville. Looks like the showcase Lodge of the State Park System in Marshall County is out for two years.

Lots more but wanted to share these to make a marker, a memorial.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

no Uncle Prentice they weren't-they are just fine-most of Collinsville was without power and a few tree limbs were down-Collinsville really came out good-

2:55 PM  
Anonymous UNCLE PRENTICE said...

IT DOES THEN SURELY APPEAR THAT GOD HAS DELIVERED YOU AND THE PREACHER'S FAMILY FROM THE SHADOW OF DEATH AND THE NOISOME PESTILENCE. AND HE WILL PREPARE YOUR SOUL AND GIRD YOUR LOINS FOR THE COMING JUDGEMENT DAY, JUST AS HE DID WITH NAT TURNER ABD FANNIE LOU HAMER. HE IS AN AWESOME GOD.

12:58 PM  

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