Saturday, February 13, 2016

Benjamin, the King of Hearts




Benjamin says, "HAPPY VALENTINES!"

Friday, February 12, 2016

Rogers & Pardon Impersonators at the Senior Center







At the East Cobb or Mountain View Senor Citizens Center they had a Valentine Show and luncheon staring make believe Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.  Kenny Rodgers was mimicked by Tim Sells and Dolly Pardon's double was Melody Knighton.

Melody, talking as fist person Dolly, told a lot about her growing up history.  The show she used to sing on in Knoxville and much more.   They both were excellent performers.

The food was catered by Cafe 33.  It was BBQ chicken or pork, your choice.  It was good too.















repeat! GOBAGs Apr 10, 2010




Thursday, February 11, 2016

Night at the Marietta Museum of History



Last night the Marietta Museum of History had Member Appreciation Night.  We went  to sop up the appreciation and free finger foods.  It always amazes me just how much the museum has.  Not everything is displayed at one time.  And these pictures represent only about 10% of what is displayed now. 
Visit and check it out for yourself.

Click on each picture to enlarge it to make it more understandable.

This stairway is an unworking stairwell but it is also full of spirits running up and down the staircase.  True!  A Ghostbuster kind club measured with their machine.   It is loaded with ghosts!  Really!

















When this foot/shoe x-ray machine was at either Coggins or Floreshine (?) I always checked it out to see my skeleton feet.  Just like I always weighed myself at Schillings Hardware on their big scale at the front door.







The Civil War was a big part of the history of Marietta.


Remember Judge Manning?  I do. This came from his office.







Repeat: Book Exchange

Owner  Cathy Branco and Renee Winchester


Archie Debuted on this Day in History




On this date, February 11th 1942 "Archie" comic book debuted.  We have been at war slightly over two months.  

GOBAG, Feb 23, 2010




Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Jackie Gaskin Lurking at the Kyrstal




On our way shopping today we dropped by the Krystal for lunch.  Their ad for 2 Shrimp PoBoys for $2  intrigued me, especially the 2 for $2 part.


There we saw a strange bird.  Jackie Gaskin.  I'm sure he was there to buy a cheap meal too.  We share gossip and took each other picture.  Then we went our separate ways. 

My Aunt Bee




Elizabeth Beatrice Hunter Crain (1903-1971), my father's only sister.  As a toddler my Daddy had a hard time pronouncing Beatrice or Elizabeth so Bee it was.

She looked like she was having good times in the Roaring Twenties in the above picture, she is the one on the right. .  She settled down, married, had five kids and adopted two more. 

Drone: From Stone Mountain, Up UP and AWAY!



Rerun: People at the Bell Reunions




Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Tuba Skinny, HAPPY FAT TUESDAY!



The Evening I Met Don Lash, HU-4 Social Director






Did I tell you the day I met my long time friend Don Lash?   Don felt he was the self appointed squadron's social director.  It was the day after Labor Day, in 1963.  It was my first day in Helicopter Utility Squadron four (HU-4).  It started at the E.M. Club.  He could tell I was awkwardly new and shy.  He bought me a beer.  Several beers later we decided to visit the helo area and see if we could fly a "horse" helicopter.  Pictured is a "Horse" The rest of the story is long and uneventful.

Repeat: Clay Homes 1942-47

The Clay Homes have been bulldozed away, part of gentrification program, but not the memories.


Monday, February 08, 2016

Belated Waving Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day


Yesterday was NATIONAL WAVE YOUR FINGERS AT YOUR NEIGHBOR DAY.
Better late than never!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Repeat: The G is back on GOBAG



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