Tale From the Basement
Above is a postcard of the Cyclorama – Battle of Atlanta-July 22, 1864. That was when Sherman burned Atlanta, which was a month before he ripped Marietta a new asshole Sherman showed no mercy, unless you were a Mason or possibly if you were a member of the “polite society”. I came across the postcard and a big bunch of others in a drawer downstairs, I guess it is an auxiliary or annex of my main postcard collection.
I’ll have to do a blog on the Cyclorama sometime. It really is an interesting place, right next to the Atlanta Zoo, both on the property of Grant Park in Atlanta.
For the past two days we have been straightening out the basement.
I carried two pickup truck loads of clothes, books, and other stuff to a Goodwill type place. One man's junk might be another man's treasurers, if the price is right. And we get to deduct a fair amount for taxes - the Goodwill-type place will get their cut - Everybody Wins!!!
Hoorah for America!
While going through various stuff, I came across things I forgot I had; other things I have looked for and couldn’t fine – and many old post cards I forgot I had.
We decided to part company with many books that we feel we no longer need, such as most of James Michener’s books…. But we just could part with his ALASKA and SPORTS IN AMERICA. ALASKA is the book we are studying for our Alaska trip someday, and SPORTS IN AMERICA is just a good study of the jock and egomaniac force – that I may want to look something up in someday or refer to a certain part.
Also, working in the basement meant there was no time preparing meals. We ate Mexican and Italian.
Now, I say “Si!” a lot.