Friday, May 25, 2018

Taken yesterday at the funeral home. 

Unknowingly, this young lady, Sharon, changed our lives. Her mother and Anna are first cousins. Once about 1974 She, about 4 years old,  and her mother visited us. While Anna and her mother talked of old times I took Sharon to our den to show her my hobbies, collections, etc. She impressed me with all her question. 

When they left I told Anna that "I want a child too!"

Thursday, May 24, 2018

I'll Drink To That!

It is always after 5pm someplace, and thanks to our hard-working congress it is always a special day.  Today the special day is National Escargot Day, Cheers!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mary Prance and Lamar Miller. 25th Anniversary, 1979

Lamar died last Sunday the 20th of May, 2018. His funeral is Thursday, Medford Funeral Home, on Canton Road,.  Call ahead for time.   Mary died  9 Jan 2014.

Mary Prance and Lamar Miller's 25th Anniversary

Clifford Prance

Franklin, Chris, & Kathy Prance

Franklin, Chris Prance, and Lila Wright

Marie picking up Rocky

Brothers Paul and Clifford Prance

Mary and Lamar's immediate family 

Ruth Bruce Prance

Sharon & Lilla

Martha Poor and Joe MaGahee

Rocky Hunter and Scott McGahee

Sharan McGahee

Monday, May 21, 2018

Lamar Miller, R.I.P.

Lamar Miller, 88, died yesterday. Lamar is the husband of Anna's father's sister Mary Prance. He is the last of that generation on Anna's father's side. RIP Lamar.  

Incidentally, Lamar and my late aunt Ruby Langely Hunter are cousins.  Ruby died last September.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Royal Luncheon

After watching the Royal Wedding and hearing the NBC commentators explain to me what was going on and the British traditions of what and why they were doing, I feel I learned some things.  Like some traditions was for very practical reasons, like the dress-code for the women that would be close to the queen, physically, had to wear something drab or unbright.  And the Queen’s dress code was to wear something bright, to make her stand out.  Isn’t that practical?  That is reason Jimi Hendrix was fired from the James Brown band, he was better than the leader.

It got me thinking, what if to get a good press coverage of the wedding the reporter and chief writer of the blog Chicken-fat was invited with an all- expense paid trip to cover the wedding.  
Look!  Here is the chicken-fat star reporter sitting down to eat at Royal After-Wedding Luncheon now.
Waiter:  Sir please, remember when the Queen enters everyone is to stand.  And also stand for the newly marrieds when they arrive.
Chicken-fat:  No problem, I got it.
Waiter:  And remember, do not start eating until the Queen takes the first bite.
Chicken-fat:  I got it!
Waiter:  And when the Queen stops eating, everybody will stop eating.  The meal is over.  Now, is there anything else I can do for you?
Chicken-fat:   Yes, there is:  a  “to-go box” please.


click on both to be able to compare and read he balloons.

Here is an unique comparison.  ARCHIE lampooned  by MAD Comicbook  in the early 1950s and again this month in MAD Magazine.  Both look like they were done by the same artist.  Wrong.  The first one (above) is by Bill Elder (died 2008) and the second (below) this month one by Tom Richmond, over 60 years later.

Will Elder’s ghost should smile at that, knowing imitation is the sincerest  form of flattery.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Happy Royalty Wedding Day!

Anybody that is Somebody will be at the Wedding of the Year.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Pass the Kool-Aid and Ammunition!

Pick Your Own Interacting Forum

Sweat Mountain Dog Park

Some people sit in a bar; some people go to book clubs;  and there other ways of interacting, including what this this picture is:  Going to the dog park daily. 

After about three visits to a dog park your dog is spoiled and expects it.  And ideally you get to meet other people that know different things than you do and you can share your knowledge.   So, you might be a little less ignorant.   You learn the other’s personalities, their wisdom of choice, share jokes and wise cracks and so on.

There is only one requirement that is expected of you:  Pick up your own dog’s shit!  


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Regal New York

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Throwback Thursday:  Watching THE TODAY SHOW yesterday morning they were talking about the regalia of the Royal Wedding coming up Saturday.  They showed surreys, horse drawn fancy carriages and fountains in New York City.  It reminded of the mid 50s when we hit The Big Apple often.  Although I don’t remember it being called “The Big Apple”.

At the fountain in front of the Plaza Hotel, on 5th Avenue near Columbia Circle and Central Park, left to right: Dick Hyatt, Don Lash, and Ray Shultz.  When I directed them to stand that way, I was hoping they would look more like statues.

The other pictures is a picture of horse drawn carriages at the Plaza… that’s regal – right?

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lets Give It All For the Team

UNCLE JOHN’S BATHROOM READER says that “Since 1990, cheerleaders injuries in the U.S. has increased by 110%.”

I wonder why?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Gary McKee is Live and Well

Today we were sitting in a doctor’s waiting room waiting.  The receptionist was behind her counter giving a new patient some paper work to fill out.

Suddenly I heard a squawk or squeal or some other excited tone explode from the receptionist.  I’m not sure she actually said his name but in a short moment we knew she was waiting on Gary McKee, famous Atlanta DJ of the 1970s on WQXI, a.k.a. 94Q.

I heard her apologize saying she knows she is not suppose to say last names out loud, but…..  (I don't think he mind at all).

Once he sat down to fill out the forms Anna and I had a chance to chat with him..  He actually is very human.

I told him each morning I switched back and forth between him and Skinny Bobby Hopper.  Both were very entertaining.

Some how my blog got caught up in the conversation and he seemed interested in that.

Man!  I’m so proud of me!  

I'm Scaring You! Boo!


I noticed several politicians are blaming the crime problem on liberals, illegal immigrants,  and sanctuary cities.  They have three scapegoats!  That should put the fear in the minds of the voters.

I was wondering what percent of the people arrested are illegal immigrants.      I Googled that very question and got many wishy-washy vague answers.

The closest facts and figures answer I could find is this:
In 2015, the prison population in the United States 4% of the prisoners  were not citizens.

4% is scary.

But what is even scarier is the other 96% being ignored in this scare tactic.

* promote still from  O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?


Monday, May 14, 2018

R.I.P. Margot Kidder

Visiting Benjamin on Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2018


Saturday, May 12, 2018


Being that Mother’s Day is just around the corner I thought of one mother whose memory of has almost gone by the wayside. 

That is Mother David.

I Googled Mother David and nothing turned up.  David has lost been lost in history.
I think Mother David was gay before it was socially  acceptable.   David was a middle-age house mother of a big house in Atlanta, about one or two houses west of Peachtree Street.  David let whoever homeless kid who needed a place to sleep at his place.  He was very popular among the hippies of Atlanta in the mid 1960s.

David was arrested and sent to prison.  I forgot why.  It was probably   related to pot and/or LSD.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, DAVID, wherever you are!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Nancy is a good place for family tree researchers to belong.   Members are encouraged to contribute their family trees to their vast collection.   A member can probably surf around with the help of the index and find a relative or relatives he or she are researching.  In fact, has a program that surfs around all the data and when it spots what is probably the same person, but maybe one lacks some data, like birthplace, it will contact you and you can check it out and make changes as to your data, as you see fit.

It also allows you to communicate with other members with your own name.

The other day I received an via Ancestry email  asking me if I had pictures of William and Emaline Ray Hunter, my great grandparents.  The guy that wrote is a Ray descendant and is collecting old  Rays’ pictures.   He addressed me as “Nancy”. 

I wrote him back and said I had four pictures of William and Emaline.

He wrote me back, again, addressing me as “Nancy” and asked me to mail them to him and gave me his home address.

I wrote him back and said “First of all, my name is not “Nancy” then I explained to him it would be cheaper and quicker to email them to him and asked him for his email address.

He wrote back with his email address.  The email started off saying,:

“Nancy”, I apologize for calling you Nancy, it was certainly unintentional.


Happy National  EAT WHAT YOU WANT DAY!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Petty Family's Mamas and Daughters, 1940s

Petty Females, After the War/  My grandmother, mother, sister, aunts, and female cousins.   Sadly, only three of this bunch are still living (2018)

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Heads left to right:  Harriet, Georgia, Rhonda, Marybeth, Opal, Viola (Grandma) holding ?*, Frances, Janie (Mama), and Sara.

*I think the baby Grandma Petty is holding might be LaVonne, but if so, where is her mother Jeannette?  And also, where is Thelma, Harriet, Rhonda,and Marybeth's mother?


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