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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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mississippi and Bill Walton

 Some random thoughts to which I may return later.

   Had interesting conversation May 31 in Ft. Payne with some counselors in for the summer; camps on Lookout Mtn. Sons of influence from Mississippi they were. One a Cormac mcCarthy scholar from a prestigious prep school in Memphis. Had about a 34 composite ACT I think he said; but hadn't read Sutree to date.

  We discussed Chuck Pickering and the Allied Defense Fund; one of them knew the family.

    My nephew's church youth choir tour came through Bama over the weekend. They did not perform in Collinsville. Woulda been great tribute to my Mother, but not in the cards. They did a grand job at FBC Madison, Alabama, the Cotton Patch Gospels. Lot of talent in the group. My sister is proud of her son and I am too.

      Met Larry Clark at Trade Day. He played Basketball at Michigan in 72, and then went out to UCLA where he was on Bill Walton's team for a while. Fascinatin conversation there as well.

  And Governor Bentley was at the Tea Party Event in Ft. Payne June 9. He mighta read my guest column in the TJ. I got word to his friend Mary Sue Bennett, longstanding member of his church in Tuscaloosa, now the ExSec to Rick Lance the head of Bama Baptists. In a related conversation likely next President of the Bama SBC John Killian said the inerrancy ideology may be dying. I am looking forward to outgoing national SBC president Bryant Wright's conversation with Giberson and Stephens of The Anointed......Big column in NY Times today about the election of Fred Luter as President of the SBC.

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