Remember the Burning of Atlanta? We had our Burning of Marietta too. Last year of the year before we had a reenactment of it. I was there with my video camera, just in case somebody caught on fire....just joking.
International Aura Awareness Day. Do you
know what Aura is? Come close and I will
whisper it in your ear. Wait! I can't do that! But I can put in an electronic message and
Aura is your
personal space. If you are so close you
can smell my body you are in my Aura space..
I would say the normal Aura allotment
is between 5 to 12 inches. Or maybe if your main diet is beans, or if you are a vegetarian about 25 to 30 feet.
The season is upon us. In just about a week it will be time for Marietta's Annual Tour of Homes, aka MARIETTA PILGRIMAGE. When there is a Marietta Tour of Homes there will be the Marietta Pedicab. We hired one for a short distance. I couldn't resist.
Did you know
the tradition of the President of the United States Pardoning Turkeys from getting beheaded started off with
Truman? Or did it? I read that Lincoln did it also. And maybe some off and on since then, but
Harry S. Truman kicked off the traditional officially.
I do not
know for a fact, but would not be surprised if Obama got criticized for pardoning
the Thanksgiving turkey. To some, he can't do anything right.
I am almost
sure some people will search for a reason to criticize his every move.
I tell you,
I am a sorry excuse for an excuse. I
tried to ease the tension between Gentiles and Muslims today. I just left the Cajun meat market and beside
my truck were 4 females: a mother, two
teenage daughters and one preteen daughter.
By their garb they were wearing I think they were Muslims. The girls were happy giggling Muslims.
scolded her daughters, saying, "Hurry
up and get into the car this nice gentleman (meaning me) was waiting on them so
that he can get into his."
told them in my good old boy accent to
take their time, no rush.
in her heavy thick accent said to me, "Please sir, I was using you an
excuse to hurry them up, please do not take that away from me."
I can't do anything right, not even be a good excuse.
residence of the family Rockwell Tyson , Sabrina Sexton, and Benjamin Rockwell
Hunter,. It was built in the early 1920s, almost 100 years ago. It was remolded recently. It is one block west of Grant's
Park in Atlanta. The claim to fame of
Grants Park is the Atlanta Zoo is there, and the Atlanta Cyclorama was there,
but I think I read it is closed for repairs.
The two pictures above are the ones Rocky and Sabrina
furnished with the announcement of the purchase. The pictures below are the ones I took when I
snooped around a few weeks ago.
Nixon told AP "...people have got to know whether or not their President
is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"
Also on this date in 1913 the Panama Canal opens.
One of the
workers* of the Panama Canal Zone was my father's uncle Oscar Ray Hunter*
(1884-1963), son of William A. Hunter/Trammell. Oscar married a Panama
Canal project nurse Charlotte Georgia McCabe (1881-1958). They had one son William Ray Hunter, who was an engineer for
NASA.. He and his wife Dorothy Grace
Edmonson used to come to Hunter Reunions in Marietta and Blairsville.
*Oscar was a
bookkeeper for the Panama Canal project.
Another repeat. Harry Hanson won a free visit to Hooters and he was allowed to bring along a long table full of friends. Harry is the most generous friend ever! The only thing I can say is "What about those wings!"
We haven't did a horror since a few days after Halloween when we had one LITTLE LULU MEETS THE WITCH. And we haven't had a TALES OF THE CRYPT in a long time. This story was probably written or stolen by Al Feldstein and publisher Bill Ganes, the collaborated a lots. Al also did the artwork. After EC horrors comicbooks folded and only MAD was left standing. Editor Harvey Kurtzman left (fired) and Al Fedstien took Harvey's job and was on it 30 years. I met Al and Dragon Con in Atlanta in the early 2000s and he was very friendly and congenial, he had all the time to talk to me as I wanted, which is not good, he was getting no takers on his art work.