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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.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

New Best friends in Alabama

     If you hang out in the right places you never know with whom you'll strike up a conversation. Over the years within a couple miles of my home Ive become acquainted with Brett Morgen--7 Emmy nominations Monday night for Nat Geo's Jane and he gave a speech, Casey Mattox of the Koch Foundation, Wayne Clanton who witnessed the 1957 fight against Sand Rock in the Old Gym, Billy Ferguson who reffed Charles Barkley's HS all star game, All American Raymond Weaver and his daughter Susan. And coming through town before I was born were Hank Williams and in 1931 when Momma was seven, Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

    Yesterday at Jacks, Exit 205 on 59 I strike up a conversation while Fox News is on the Big Screen and come to find out I'm talking to the daughter and grand daughter of University of Alabama President Sayers of the 60s. We exchange info and I have some new best friends. I told them about Frye Galliard's new Book Hard Rain, Marie Griffith's Moral Combat, some insights on Frank Johnson and a good Kenny Stabler Story.

    Next time they come through, hopefully on a Thursday, I think they are a certainty for Martha's history museum downtown across from the Cricket Theatre.

     Next fall, if things play out favorably, maybe they can come back up to here Brett Morgen talk about his adventure in Collinsville in 92 in the renovated Cricket Theatre.

     Six Months ago and once since struck up a conversation with a truck driver who has come back home to Ringgold Georgia just up the road. He was in LA in the 60s and drove for a wealthy man who was good friend of Sharon Tate. Said she was as down home as she could be, not a hint of pretension, and more beautiful in person than on screen.

    Talk to people. Most have a good story to tell.

     Robert Grainier and Kootenai Bob. Get to know them in Denis Johnson's Train Dreams.


Blogger Semper Fi said...

What do you think about Christine Ford? Is she a Robot, like Feinstein ?

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