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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, February 24, 2015

William Calhoun and a Peavey

  My 2nd great nephew was born Feb 21, William Calhoun Chastain, Lil Mac's brother. They're gonna call him Cal, I'm gonna call him him Billy Cee, avuncular discretion.
   I knew he was about to arrive but I thought it would be a few more days. Weather was bad in Bama and Trade Day was called off. I was sitting home alone and looking at pictures of Momma and other members of the family, and had picked up one of her books from 46 when I got the text Little Billy Cee was here.
    So this blog is for him. I hope he appreciates it some day, even though it will be embarrassingly corny till he's about 30 and I'm long gone.
    There is a story about Papa WD Fox, Uncle Fremont and Cousin Terry Fox about a Peavey, but this one came from Momma's book a Farmer Takes a Wife. I'm just doing the paragraph on the Peavey now, but may do the rest in good time and mayube Martha Barksdale will put it in the Turkey Trot handbook this year. I think Thomas will like it too.


  From page 145; Finally, take Mr. Peavey. He invented a device for rolling logs the use of which spread from Bangor Maine throughout the world. Mr. Peavey as far as most of us care is one with Nineveh and Tyre. But with a Peavey we move our logs and the name will live with us as long as men take timber to a mill

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