Thursday, November 30, 2023

Osmo & Family Down from Indiana

 c 1954: My uncle Osmo Petty and his family and his brother Leonard and his family. Plus me and my immediate family and our grandmother/mother. The picture was taken in our front yard in Marietta, across the street from Larry Bell Park. Oh yeah, and that's my bike too.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

11,000 posts!


This post has no purpose other than pumping my ego.  I noticed in my “Stats” session that his blog CHICKEN-FAT,  has 10999 posts.

So, with this post I have produced 11,000 posts!  WOW!

Clip art clipped from MAD Comicbook, art by Georgian Jack Davis

Baby Tomatoes & Vine

 That's It!  Just tomatoes growing on a vine that I took a picture of years ago.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

We Need To

 My Claim to Fame: This morning on THE TODAY SHOW one of the guests was Celeste Headlee. Celeste has made a name for herself as a journalist, author, speaker, and musician. She wrote a book on how to have meaningful conversations titled WE NEED TO TALK.

She was also at one time an announcer on NPR and lived in East Cobb. That is where I got to meet her, at Sweat Mountain Dog Park, in East Cobb.
I think she has moved on now.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Nose Dive


I was going through Anna’s late mother Marie Foster Prance’s slides and came across this slide of the Music Bowl on Daytona Beach.  The photo was dated July 1957.

It brought back memories of a crazy thing I did there almost 3 years in the future of that date.

In June 1960, we MHS Seniors and others MHS students went to Daytona Beach.  Some of us got rooms at the Renea just across the street from the bandshell. 

Young teenagers and adults were cruising up and down that street continuously.  Two girls drove by in their car and I very gracefully dove in their driver window and landed in their backseat.  I was somewhat surprised what I did and it was done by me.  The two girls thought it was nutsy and funny.

They pulled over and we talked.  They were down from Cartersville, Georgia.

My friend Larry Holcomb walked oved to where they pulled over and joined the conversation.  One of the girls was named Sheila.  I don’t know the details of their courtship, because after that summer Larry went to College at West Georgia College.    

In time Larry and Sheila married and had kids.  Larry worked at Atlantic Steel and started his own business and Sheila started an antiques business.

Larry died in 2000.

Sunday, November 26, 2023


This was published in MAD's sister satire comic PANIC.  Bill Elder illustrated it, I don't know wrote it.  Al Feldstein was the editor.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Christmas is Upon Us, Ho Ho


The Christmas Spirit is upon us. At Costco this evening the parking lot was packed. Cars were slowly roaming down the rows looking for a car with the backup lights on and when they found such a car several cars would rush to the scene and rudeness would suddenly erupt. The same was going on inside the building. It was crowded there too and people almost had fights over the free samples. People would reach in front of somebody about to grab a sample and yank it out of their reach and take it for themselves. Greed was in everybody's eyes. Ho Ho! Merry Christmas