Sunday, October 31, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!



Don't eat too many boogers!

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

SUNDAY FUNNIES - THE CRYPT OF TERROR



In the spirit of the season, and I do mean spirit....ha ha ha heh heh we have a scary story this time illustrated by Georgian grits fed Jack Davis. The comic is EC's VAULT OF HORROR and the department, I think, is the THE CRYPT OF TERROR emceed by the Cyrpt Taker. How more Halloween do you want? On the last two pages are almost all the scary Halloween icons, the only scary Halloween icon missing is the Ronald Reagan mask.







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The Art of Looking Prepared



One of the key reasons people are successful is because they probably have a reputaton of dependabiity. Yessir! If someone has a reputation of being as timely as a clock they are bound to succeed.

Which reminds me, I got bogged down with yard work and forgot to think of a subject for today's blog. So, today the subject is "The Art of Looking Prepared".

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Friday, October 29, 2010

3rd Party Body Language Lie Detector



I have an idea of how to catch people in lies that will be more accurate than a lie detector machine.

When one is being questioned in a crime also place the person who is the suspected companion nearby.

Start with the usual lie detector questions, like “Is your name XXXXXX XXXXX, Jr.?” And so on.

Then after a few asking settled routine questions hit him with why he is there. “Did you rob the convenience store?” He or she may be smooth and have a believable response. It is not so much how the suspect responded but what kind of expression and body language is the companion doing? If the companion has a non-expression blank stare then the suspect did it.

I didn’t make this up. A friend of mine in Texas that I email communicate with regularly told me that her preacher is bad about attendance. They never know if he will show up or not for things at their church.

If he is a non show the female custodian fills in.

Not long ago he was late for his pulpit time on Sunday morning. She told me he said he had a flat tire. She expressed her doubts that he was telling the truth. She said when he told that story his wife and mother, there with him, did not change expressions, they looked straight ahead. They didn’t nod in agreement or anything, they just looked straight ahead.

What more proof do you need?

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1959 OLYLMPIAN - Libarary Aids & Stamp & Coin Club




Library Aids and Stamp and Coin Club? No bullies here!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Old Pictures and Information on the Back




I enjoy looking at old pictures from another time. It is important, while the memory is still fresh, to write on the back to tell who's who, dates, and anything else pertinant. You will be doing somebody a favor.

Here is a good example with my mother-in-law's handwriting:



To make it readable click to enlarge.

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1959 OLYMPIAN - Clubs for the Future


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

THE GOBAG VIEW - Southern Style



Not only did we shoot the breeze but the breeze shot us. Man, was it windy! While editing the video I noticed there were two Jacks at the GOBAG meeting. And another Jack was missing. The missing Jack is recovering from being sick. We hope he is back kicking soon.

Speaking of Jack, in the last scene I apparently Christened Parks with the name Jack - when the other guy in the scene is named Jack. Technical problems, technical problems, there is no end to them when I'm involved.

Also while editing I noticed we have one thing in common with the TV show THE VIEW. Everybody is willing to spout off their view - all at one tme.

Monty cooked Vietnaam catfish - Swei? Sway? Very tasty!

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1959 OLYMPIAN - More Clubs


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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Moonshine Fest in Dawsonville, Ga



Moonshine Festival

Another festival. This one was different from the other festivals. It was celebrating the law breakers that were in the moonshine business back “then”.

Dawsonville, Georgia, at the gateway of the north Georgia mountains , was known as the moonshine capital. I guess it was woodsy enough to get far back away from the mainstream of civilization as not be detected making the stuff yet close enough to market points such as Atlanta, Marietta, etc.

I know a few people who hauled moonshine back then. You know who you are.

The people who hauled the moonshine had to be good and fast drivers. Thus southern auto racing was born with already experienced drivers.

Fast kind of bootlegging cars and fast racing cars were on display throughout the huge festival. I think there were over a hundred booths and tents of people selling their home made art stuff and whatever else.

In the late 1950s the movie THUNDER ROAD , starring Robert Mitchum and his son came out. It romanticized, glamorized, and adventurized* the moonshine shipping business. I remember coming out of the theater and wanting to get in my car and speed around at high speeds. The THUNDER ROAD theme song didn’t help much.. it even hyped me up more. Fortunately, for me, I think more than I act. I don’t know if THUNDER ROAD had Dawsonville in mind when they filmed it or not.

In the 1950s Lockheed bought some land in Dawsonville and the talk was they were to have a plant there too. Our family drove up one Sunday and checked out the place, maybe buy a house before their housing market boomed. My parents were hesitant and it was a good thing. Lockheed never developed anything there as far as I know.

About the video: I edited it with a program that came with the computer, Windows Live Movie Maker. It was the first time I used it. I got to label things that would be on the screen and to other tricky stuff as well.

On the drive up to festival I think was about 60 miles, not very far at all. I was pleased to see a segment of Highway 400 named after an old friend. In the Cumming area the highway is the Judge Richard Stanley Gault Highway. Stanley Gault was a co-Little League player on Southern Discount’s team. Stanley was a little more in demand on the field than I was. My place was the bench. Stanley became a circuit judge in North Georgia. He died a few years ago.


*I know, I know, there is no such word. I made it up.

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1959 OLYMPIAN - Science Club & Music Jr Club


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Monday, October 25, 2010

My Tyson Genealogy - Part 33

220. ELIJAH JAMES9 TYSON (WILLIAM NICHOLAS8, AARON7, AARON6, CORNELIUS5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 15 Mar 1857 in , Montomery, NC, and died 14 Jul 1925 in , Union, NC. He married MARGARET FRANCES SIMPSON. She was born 26 Dec 1869 in , Union, NC, and died 13 Jun 1936 in , Union, NC.

More About ELIJAH JAMES TYSON:
Burial: Waxhall City Cemetery, Union, NC

More About MARGARET FRANCES SIMPSON:
Burial: Waxhall City Cemetery, Union, NC

Children of ELIJAH TYSON and MARGARET SIMPSON are:
i. WILLIAM DAVID10 TYSON, b. 20 Nov 1892, , Union, NC; d. 13 Dec 1947, Charlotte, Meckleburg, NC; m. STELLA ABIGAIL CARNES; b. 12 Oct 1893; d. 15 Nov 1986.

Notes for WILLIAM DAVID TYSON:
William David Tyson (1891-1971) had dated both Eva Newell and Ruby Mae Smith. He chose, for whatever reason (possibly health-related) to Marry Eva, who died in the Spring of 1915 from tuberculosis, according to family members. As the family was gathered around her deathbed, young Boyd Tyson heard her talking about the angels singing and how pretty it all was. He said this deeply affected himand confirmed for him the reality of there hereafter. "Scared him straight" he says.
More About WILLIAM DAVID TYSON:
Burial: Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, Union Co., NC

More About STELLA ABIGAIL CARNES:
Burial: Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, Union Co., NC

ii. ROBERT HOMER TYSON, b. 20 Feb 1894, , Union, NC; d. 11 Jun 1963, Charlotte, Meckleburg, NC; m. KATE REDFERN; b. 26 Jun 1903; d. 29 Jul 1991.

More About ROBERT HOMER TYSON:
Burial: Waxhall City Cemetery, Union, NC

More About KATE REDFERN:
Burial: Waxhall City Cemetery, Union, NC

iii. KATE BELLE TYSON, b. 21 Aug 1896, , Union, NC; d. 14 Jan 1984, , Union, NC; m. WILLIAM AARON CARNES, 05 Jan 1918; b. 03 Apr 1895; d. 30 Jul 1972.

More About KATE BELLE TYSON:
Burial: Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, Union Co., NC

iv. ANNIE LEE TYSON, b. 31 Oct 1898, , Union, NC; d. 07 Mar 1963; m. RUSKIN EWING MCNEELY; b. 22 May 1897; d. 06 May 1951.

More About ANNIE LEE TYSON:
Burial: Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, Union Co., NC

v. HENRY OLAN TYSON, b. 17 Feb 1901, , Union, NC; d. 14 Feb 1980; m. MAEBELLE VIRGINIA HARRIS, 26 Feb 1928; b. 22 Jul 1905; d. 01 Jan 1989.

More About HENRY OLAN TYSON:
Burial: Waxhall City Cemetery, Union, NC

More About MAEBELLE VIRGINIA HARRIS:
Burial: Waxhall City Cemetery, Union, NC

vi. DEE SIBLEY TYSON, b. 27 Jun 1905, , Union, NC; d. 23 Feb 1958, , Union, NC; m. ETHEL ELIZABETH GREENE.

More About DEE SIBLEY TYSON:
Burial: Bethlehem UMC Methodist Church Cem., Union Co., NC


221. AARON FRANK9 TYSON (WILLIAM NICHOLAS8, AARON7, AARON6, CORNELIUS5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 02 Feb 1862 in , Union, NC, and died 19 Dec 1947 in , Union, NC. He married JULIA MEDINE RICHARDSON 09 Dec 1886. She was born 21 Apr 1867, and died 26 Dec 1942.

More About AARON FRANK TYSON:
Burial: Bethlehem UMC Methodist Church Cem., Union Co., NC

More About JULIA MEDINE RICHARDSON:
Burial: Bethlehem UMC Methodist Church Cem., Union Co., NC

Children of AARON TYSON and JULIA RICHARDSON are:
i. PICKETT EMMA10 TYSON, b. 25 Oct 1887, , Union, NC; d. 09 Jul 1961.

More About PICKETT EMMA TYSON:
Burial: Bethlehem UMC Methodist Church Cem., Union Co., NC

343. ii. WILLIAM BOGAN TYSON, b. 20 Sep 1889, , Union, NC; d. 29 Mar 1963, Great Falls, Chester, SC.
iii. ADALINE VIOLETTE "ADDIE" TYSON, b. 08 Aug 1891, , Union, NC; d. 27 Jul 1945, Charlotte, Meckleburg, NC; m. FULMAN MOSER, 01 May 1918; b. 03 Feb 1893; d. Abt. 1967.

More About ADALINE VIOLETTE "ADDIE" TYSON:
Burial: Bethlehem UMC Methodist Church Cem., Union Co., NC

iv. WINCY ODESSA TYSON, b. 25 Sep 1894, , Union, NC; d. 21 Oct 1969, Charlotte, Meckleburg, NC; m. BONNIE W. TODD, 08 Nov 1916; b. 23 Nov 1894; d. 19 Oct 1950.

More About WINCY ODESSA TYSON:
Burial: Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, Union Co., NC

More About BONNIE W. TODD:
Burial: Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, Union Co., NC

v. LILLIAN GEORGE TYSON, b. 10 Jan 1896, , Union, NC; d. 11 Jul 1988; m. J. ARTHUR STARNES; b. 1892; d. 1958.

More About LILLIAN GEORGE TYSON:
Burial: Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, Union Co., NC

vi. CLAUDE BRYAN TYSON, b. 14 Oct 1899, , Union, NC; d. 06 Aug 1987, Charlotte, Meckleburg, NC; m. MARGARETTE BERNICE NEILL, 12 Feb 1930; b. 16 Mar 1908; d. 22 Jan 1982.

More About CLAUDE BRYAN TYSON:
Burial: Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, Union Co., NC

More About MARGARETTE BERNICE NEILL:
Burial: Bethlehem UMC Methodist Church Cem., Union Co., NC

vii. AILEEN JEWELL TYSON, b. 16 May 1902, , Union, NC; d. 29 Mar 1968, Florence, Florence, SC; m. JOE PRUITT MARTIN, 15 Feb 1930; b. 24 Jul 1906; d. 02 Feb 1969.

More About AILEEN JEWELL TYSON:
Burial: Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, Union Co., NC

More About JOE PRUITT MARTIN:
Burial: Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, Union Co., NC

viii. FRANK AARON TYSON, b. 25 Oct 1909, , Union, NC; d. 16 Jan 1993, , Union, NC; m. MARGARET OLIVE STARNES, 06 Feb 1932; b. 23 Nov 1911; d. 10 Oct 1991.

More About FRANK AARON TYSON:
Burial: Bethlehem UMC Methodist Church Cem., Union Co., NC

More About MARGARET OLIVE STARNES:
Burial: Bethlehem UMC Methodist Church Cem., Union Co., NC


222. GEORGE SIBLEY9 TYSON (WILLIAM NICHOLAS8, AARON7, AARON6, CORNELIUS5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 04 Sep 1864 in , , NC, and died 26 Aug 1943 in Waxhall, Union, NC. He married (1) ALICE ROBINSON 08 May 1902. She was born 08 Aug 1876, and died 14 May 1910. He married (2) BARBARA ALICE BLYTHE 02 Mar 1921. She was born 11 Jun 1883, and died 11 Nov 1972.

More About GEORGE SIBLEY TYSON:
Burial: Waxhall City Cemetery, Union, NC

More About BARBARA ALICE BLYTHE:
Burial: Waxhall City Cemetery, Union, NC

Children of GEORGE TYSON and ALICE ROBINSON are:
i. MARY BELLE10 TYSON78, b. Aft. 1902; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM MCLAUGHLIN AUSTIN; b. 29 Feb 1896; d. 10 Jan 1976.
ii. WILLIAM ROBINSON TYSON, b. 19 Aug 1905, , Union, NC; d. 31 Aug 1961, Waxhall, Union, NC; m. MARTHA GLUYAS ABERNATHY.

More About WILLIAM ROBINSON TYSON:
Burial: Waxhall City Cemetery, Union Co, NC

iii. GEORGE SIBLEY TYSON, b. 25 Aug 1907, , Union, NC; d. 01 Sep 1966, Waxhall, Union, NC; m. KATHERINE EULALIA GODFREY.

More About GEORGE SIBLEY TYSON:
Burial: Waxhall City Cemetery, Union, NC

iv. MATTIE TYSON, b. 21 Jan 1909, , Union, NC; d. 17 Aug 1910, , Union, NC.


223. WILLIAM ENGLAND9 TYSON (AARON8, AARON7, AARON6, CORNELIUS5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 14 Oct 1852 in , Moore, NC78, and died 22 Feb 1928 in Thomasville, Clarke, Al. He married VIRGINIA CLAY DAVIS 06 Mar 1872. She was born 13 Mar 1854 in , Cumberland, NC, and died 08 Jun 1925 in Thomasville, Clarke, Al.

Children of WILLIAM TYSON and VIRGINIA DAVIS are:
i. CLAIRE10 TYSON, b. Aft. 1872; d. Unknown.
ii. THOMAS HADLEY TYSON78, b. 17 Oct 1878; d. 05 Sep 1940; m. GELDA LOUISE MILLER, 09 Jan 1907.


224. HENRY CLAY9 HOGAN (MARY JANE8 TYSON, AARON7, AARON6, CORNELIUS5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 23 Feb 1862 in , Orange, NC, and died 08 Aug 1926. He married FLORENCE EUBANKS 14 Oct 1891 in , Orange, NC. She was born 1871 in , Chatham, NC, and died 25 Jun 1945.

More About HENRY CLAY HOGAN:
Burial: Orange Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC

More About FLORENCE EUBANKS:
Burial: Orange Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC

Children of HENRY HOGAN and FLORENCE EUBANKS are:
i. ERNEST GLENN10 HOGAN, b. 1892, , Orange, NC; d. 14 Jan 1961, , Orange, NC; m. ALICE BURTON DORIS; b. 1892; d. 1952.

More About ERNEST GLENN HOGAN:
Burial: Orange Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC

More About ALICE BURTON DORIS:
Burial: Orange Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC

ii. ALDA HOGAN, b. 1894, , Orange, NC; d. 1974; m. CARL M. CATES.
iii. JACK DEWEY HOGAN, b. 23 Apr 1898, , Orange, NC; d. 1988; m. GARY BOYD CATE, 16 Sep 1923; b. 14 Oct 1900, , Orange, NC; d. Unknown.

More About JACK DEWEY HOGAN:
Burial: Bethel Baptist Church, Orange Co., NC

iv. HENRY SAUNDERS HOGAN, b. 19 Dec 1899, , Orange, NC; d. 1984; m. LILLIAN FOUSHEE GATTIS; b. 1900; d. 1983.

More About HENRY SAUNDERS HOGAN:
Burial: Orange Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC

More About LILLIAN FOUSHEE GATTIS:
Burial: Orange Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC

v. ANNIE HOGAN, b. 1904, , Orange, NC; d. 1995; m. DANIEL THOMAS CARR.
vi. HUBERT HOGAN, b. 1908, , Orange, NC; d. 1987; m. (1) MARY MCGIRT; b. 01 Apr 1911; d. 25 Apr 1958; m. (2) EVELYN MADDRY; b. 04 Oct 1911; d. 01 Jan 1979; m. (3) LUANN BUCHANAN.

More About HUBERT HOGAN:
Burial: Orange Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC

More About MARY MCGIRT:
Burial: Orange Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC

More About EVELYN MADDRY:
Burial: Lowe's Grove Bapt Church, Durham, Durham Co., NC

vii. LUCILLE HOGAN, b. 1910, , Orange, NC; d. 1974; m. EDWARD "ED" BROCKENBROUGH.

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1959 OLYMPIAN - public service clubs - sort of


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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hog Heaven



Some pigs recently sacraficed their lives for our enjoyment. There is just nothing like old fashion barbecue.


In the parking lot of White Water Recreation Park yesterday was the WHOLE HAWG HAPPENIN’ BBQ & MUSIC FEST.

I think there were at least five, maybe six, BBQ shacks or booths that represented larger restaurants in the area; there was a stage for bands to play, but during our two hour stay I don’t think we heard live music. I’m not complaining, just commenting.
There were also about thirty or so crafts and arts booths-tents.

And also a whole section was for big blow up rides for kids to bounce on, slide down, and whatever else. They all resemble castles, monsters caves, cliffs, and other high adventurous things that could have an air puncture any time. Thar she blows!

Four of the five barbecue shacks we have frequented their restaurants often.

Anna and I had bbq at Dave Poe’s booth. I had ribs. They were very tasty. Also they were not very plentiful. There were only two or three ribs, which I suppose is about right for lunch.

As I mentioned above, this was held in the White Water Amusement Park parking lot. Across North Cobb Parkway, aka, the 41, aka The 4-Lane, is Richard Street. I lived on Richard Street for about 7 or 8 years with my parents.

As an early teenager Gene Brown, Milton Martin, Don Lawson, and I would hang out in what would be White Water Amusement Park. Then it was a closed rock quarry in the middle of the woods. Sometimes we camped out there and other times we slept in the hut we built.

One night in my late teenage years my friend Larry Holcombe (1942-2000) was carrying me home from Varner’s. He had just bought a car, 55 black Chevrolet, from our friend Bobby. Back then very little traffic traveled on the 4-Lane late at night unless it was a big truck traveling intrastate. At the foot of the hill, in front of what would be the drive into White Water on the right, on the left was Richard Street. Larry slowed down to make a left-hand turned. His car went dead. We turned out the lights and started pushing, trying to get the black Chevvy off the road.

While we were pushing we heard a truck way up at the top of the hill. We tried pushing harder to get the car off the road. It was bearing down on us quickly. We quickly decided to quit pushing and get the hell out of the way of the soon-to- be flying debris.

Just as we jumped back I thought the tail lights. If the taillights were on the truck driver would see the car in time to pull dodge. It and avoid a disaster.

As you know, I’m not very bright. I jumped back into the car and put my foot on the brake pedal…. Just as the truck’s headlights were blasting in the back window.

The he swerved and I heard a horrible groan, screeching, and skidding noises. He rumbled by us and almost turned over but kept on going.

It wasn’t my turn. Butvery recently it was the turn of the star hogs at the festival. I thought of that near-death happening yesterday when thought of the all the hogs slaughtered because of our love for bbq. They died for a cause. Then I came up with the name for this post: HOG HEAVEN.

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SUNDAY FUNNIES - ACES HGIH




ACES HIGH comicbook was one of the last lines EC publishing tried. Their horror and science fiction had been just about banned by raging parents. The publishers were trying something new and innovative to them - a little less ironicism and wholesome. They failed. This story THE GREEN KIDS was illustrated by George Evans and he also did the cover.







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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another Waiting Room Story


In the waiting room across from me sat a slim man with Liberty overalls and a baseball hat. I figured he was older than me, and later I found out he was; by one year.

When I first focused in on the guy he was talking to a lady that might have been a nurse. I picked up on the conversation as he was saying:

A bunch of us were up in the mountains and we have never seen a waterfall. We asked at the filling stations and stores, for waterfalls, because, we told them, we never seen one.

Somebody told us how to get to a waterfall, not too many people knew about. You couldn’t get to it by car. You had to park and walk to it through the woods. I don’t think there was even a trail to it. We walked and we walked and finally we heard the roar of the waterfall and we came up on it. It was a beautiful two tier waterfall. We were all just admiring the waterfall when we heard a loud crack of lightening. It sounded like it hit close. We all ran through the woods back to the car. It just isn’t safe to be out in the woods during a lightening storm.

He apparently finished his story. He sat back to hear what she had to say.

She didn’t say anything. She might have been speechless. Why did he tell her that at that moment? I thought, and I think she did too.
She went back talking medical talk to him, for him to make his decision.

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1959 OLYMPIAN - Clubs





Clubs at Marietta High taught all the social skills outside the school's academia. For instance:
1 How to look interested.
2. How to look sober.
3. How to cackle like Phyllis Diller.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Congratulations Savvy!




A photo by Savvy, our son Adam's friend, will be on display for a limited time at the High Art Museum in Atlanta.

Salvadore Dali (above), if he was alive, could claim the same fame.

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1959 OLYMPIAN - Lucky 13 & PS clubs


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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Red Head and Red Nose Genes.


In the comments section of the previous post my first cousin Johnnny Hunter said that he had two red-headed grandchildren.

I don't know if those are Hunter, Frasure, or Mlford genes but I see the possibility that they Hunter genes. We have a Hunter cousin Alice who is red-headed.

My mother's side of my family is full of red-heads.

That probably means I am packed with red-headed genes. Also Anna has some red-headed first cousins, so she probably is red-headed genes too. Which means, our two sons are likely to be packed with red-headed genes.

From my mother's side are also genes to have a red-nose which I have. My nose is as red as Rudolph's.

Down the line someplace in my descendant line is a child waiting to be born with red-hair and a red-nose.

He or she will look like a cross between Carrot Top and W.C. Fields.

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Another Carrot Top?



Congratulations to Paul Roper and his family. He told me yesterday earlier this week, Tuesday I think, his daughter gave birth to a child with lotsa and lotsa of red hair.

I heard or read recently that Red heads are fading out. True! The gene pool for red hair is losing out to more dominant gene pools. The article said in another 50 or so years there will no more red headed people being born.

That may not be true if the Roper family has any say about it.

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1959 OLYMPIAN - DEC & Lucky 13 Clubs


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Overheard in Hospital Waiting Room


In the waiting room:

A young lady was explaining to an elderly couple that the operation would be robotic; performed by a robot.

The elderly lady looked stunned. Very seriously and scared looking the older lady asked, "How big is this robot?"

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1959OLYMPIAN - Y's Finished!


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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SABRINA!

The Auctioneer's Crescendo


If you could harness the energy of that voice you could power a speedboat.

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1959 OLYMPIAN - More Ys


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Monday, October 18, 2010

Noonday Baptist Church 175th Birthday Party



I bet you are getting tired of my videos. I am on a roll now. My roll should fizzle out any day - just hold on and my mind will wander to something else.

Sunday was the celebration of Noonday Baptist Church's 175th birthday. Noonday Baptist Church is a north of Marietta and is special to us. Anna and her father grew up in the church and her mother has been a member for about 60 years.

Anna and I are part of the history. We were the last couple to get married in the old church before they expended.

I think the video segments are self- explanatory except me looking down at a crowd in the parking lot. They were arranging themselves in the shape of the numbers 175 The man high up in the cherry picker took their picture. I walked up the hill by the cemetery. The man high up in the cherry picker took a picture when more people came and organized themselves.

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Nellie Mae Rowe in the Museum

Have you ever cooked a big roast or a big pot of soup and ate on it for a couple of days? Well, that is sort of like some of my posts lately. It looks like I got three posts out of our visit to the High Art Museum.

While in the local folk art section we came across the Nellie Mae Rowe (1900-1982) section. In the early 1970s I used to ride by Nellie’s house in Vinings, Georgia, often. She lived in a shack right by the railroad tracks. Her house was very interesting visually. She was always putting yard art out in her yard and trees. Her yard art objects were mostly things tossed from passing cars.

One day she was out in her yard when I was driving by. I pulled into her driveway and talked to her. She was very friendly and very religious. I may have visited her another time, I forgot.

Years ago her house has been bulldozed away and replaced with a sky scraper. There is no more yard art and no more yard.

Years later after I started blogging I made a blog about my visit. Someone who read it made a comment about Nellie and that she became a well known folk artist, after she died, of course. I made another blog about her.

CLICK HERE for my 2nd Nellie Mae Rowe blog post which contains a link to the first post. It is like a two link clicks for the price of one.

I just noticed that the last letter in each of her three names Nellie Mae Rowe ends with an e. Hey! So does my primary nickname!

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1959 OLYMPIAN - More Ys



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