Plains, Georgia, November 19, 1976
Days of Yesteryear:
A couple of weeks after Jimmy Carter won the presidential election we decided to go to Plains, Georgia, and check the Carter family out.
Jimmy's mother Miss Lillian went to the Plains RR Depot a couple times each day to sign autographs. She was long legged that took big steps. A little short Asian body guard must have had a hard time keeping up with her. One of us, I forgot who, reached out to shake her hand and she drew back and said, "Don't touch me!" She didn't mean any harm, she just did not wanted to be touched... she should know about what kind of germs people have on their hands, after all she was a nurse. She was very kind to the people who came to see her.
Jimmy's brother Billy did not seem to take all the gawkers so well. That is Billy in the red jacket. He drove from his service station (pictured) across the street and went into the Carter Peanut Warehouse office and came back out with two women who he left with. He glare at me or my camera through the vehicle's window as he rode by.
The street Jimmy lived on was blocked off with a security gate, so we didn't get to visit and sit a spell with him.