Another Outside Concert
We went to a The Johnson Ferry Baptist Church concert this evening in the East Cobb Park
They played patriotic songs and movie themes that they tied in with scriptures from the Bible. They would explain how Jack Sparrow’s Pirates of the Caribbean was very much like a scripture about accepting Jesus and not suffer in Hell for all eternity. They had about 6 other parables in their bag.
The music was good. And watching the audience was interesting.
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church sits in the middle of the very affluent area of East Cobb. You could tell by watching some of the pretentious dress codes that they felt very affluent.
Take note of the top picture. See all the white and gray haired people in front of us? At the time I thought that was mostly the audience but after I stood up at the end I saw that there were many younger yuppies behind us with tables and neat center arrangement and picnic blankets.
I would speculate that 85 to 95% of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church congregation are transplants, mostly from the north. The yankee accent is a dead give away.
A portion of East Cobb Park belonged to a late co-worker Norris Tritt. Norris was the scheme examiner. By the time he retired the Marietta delivery system had grown so big, from one post office building to three and now five, there had to be more scheme examiners to insure quality. I became a scheme examiner.
Norris was a man of small frame and very easy going, gentle, and polite. He seemed to always have a smile on his face.
Norris called in sick one time when he as near retirement. That same day he chopped off a finger while chopping wood.
Then after he retired he fell down his basement steps. He died from the trauma of the fall.
In time his wife donated a good piece of land to help complete the link from East Cobb Park to Fullers Park on another road. I think Mrs. Tritt donated the land with the stipulation they would name a bridge over the big creek in the memory of her husband, Norris Tritt.
By the way, Norris’s claim to fame was he is/was an uncle to Travis Tritt.