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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, November 17, 2015

Turkey Trot 2015 in Collinsville Alabama

     Some Random thoughts. Was pretty day, historic day as Martha and her Vandellas have moved into the bank building downtown with their History Museum. I was impressed with all they had collected, but not sure what it all means. I do hope the Historical Society will read How the South Won the Civil War in the New Yorker and have Mark Wilson's great friend in Collinsville, Jennifer Wilkins get a copy of Paul Theroux's new travel book, The Deep South, as New Yorker recommends. Then they might have some insight, some way to frame all the stuff they have collected.

   I hope to go back soon and spend more time. I don't think they have any clippings of Brett Morgen's documentary on Collinsville or the day William Moore walked through town though you woulda thought so with the standing ovation they gave the Mosaic Players when the came to the Cricket last Thursday.

     James Payton is to be commended for the great work he does with the Greased Pig contest, and Still Kickin, the Sons of Liberty and Willie Underwood do a great job with the entertainment.

     It was solid event and the tradition continues. As the Howard and Kukendall piece in the Alabama History pamphlet of 1984 reveals, the Turkey trot has a great history indeed. I think somewhere on this blog I have Rucker Agee's grand quote from 1924 or so. And the Goodyear Blimp came over in 29.

    So to paraphrase the narrator in Inherent Vice, God Bless Momma's hometown and the annual Turkey Trot.

    May have more thoughts about the hometown weekend and next day trip to Rome Ga with a reference to the Allman Brothers, later.

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