a person who attacks
cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, etc., as being based on error or
superstition. 2. a breaker or destroyer of images, especially those set up for
religious veneration. (Photoshopped by Joe Jenkins).
Anna's mother and two uncles proof
pictures: The Foster Kids c1926. Marie Foster (1920-2015), Charles Foster
(1925-2012), and Paul Foster (1922-1995).
Children of Paul Everett and Irene Jones Foster.
went to our Credit Union to get into our safe deposit box. As I was at a teller's window signing for the
box an elderly lady came storming in and told the teller at the next window that
she was tired of being lied to. I only
heard part of it, I have no idea what she was talking about..
elderly handed over to the teller a sum of cash and said she wanted to pay off
something, take the cash, and use some money in her account to pay off the
apparently looked up her balance on the computer and told her she did not have
enough money to pay off the account.
lady said she most certainly did, pay it off!
told her she withdrew $500 just a few days ago, now her account balance was
She said she
did not withdraw any money. She said
will be back with her son. And stormed
that I was dealing with took me to the safety deposit box room, with the credit
union's key and my key we got my strong box out of the wall.
what I wanted and went back to the teller row of windows to signal my teller I
was finished, we can put the box back into the window.
came back and we both put the box back into the safe.
I spent no
more than 5 or 6 minutes.
On the way
out the door the elderly lady that was having words with the teller was coming
late 1970s late in the evening, after dark, probably about 10:00pm I heard some
clanking out in the street in front of our house. I looked out the window and a garbage truck was
there with a man working on it.
I walked up
to the street to see if I could be of any help and I recognized the man as an
old high school classmate: Herman Stone.
I asked him what I could do to help him and he said
"Nothing." He went on to say
the garbage truck he was driving broke down but he called his company and help
was on the way. I remember him in school very serious, no horsing around, and never cracking a smile. He stayed that way.
up owning that garbage disposal company and became a millionaire.
reunion he told me he was living in Dalton.
I almost did not get this posted in time. This is the first issue of MAD Comicbook, The cover of the first issue was drawn by MAD creator and editor for the first 26 issues or so, Harvey Kurtzman. And published by E.C. Publishing Company, owned by William Gaines.
Cover art by Basil Wolverton and story art by Wallace
Wood. Basil was well known in the comic-fandom
world for drawing grotesque people and slap happy whimsical people. He also illustrated LIGHTHOUSE, a religious
magazine of Jehovah Witnesses. Wally
Wood was known for his science fiction illustrating as well as a ground-breaker
artist and original artist for MAD
By the way,
in case you did not know, MAD and PANIC were sister publications owned by
the same publishing company (E.C.) and used the same artists.
PSST! click on each page to enlarge it to be able to read the balloons then it might make more sense - or not.
At an establishment in
Kennesaw yesterday I sat mesmerized in front of a huge photo Mural of Atlanta,
south, looking north. I think I recognized many of the buildings, such as the
Federal Annex where I worked and the Richard Russell and Southern Railroad buildings
I whipped out my iphone and snapped a few detailed studies, such as below:
click on each image to enlarge.
The block Scrooge McDuck vault looking building in the foreground used to be the state archives. I used to research genealogy there.
On the horizon, right to left: Federal Annex (where I worked), Richard B. Russell Federal Building (where Atlanta Terminal was and where I was mugged once), and Southern Railway Building (where I was also mugged one time)..
right: Garth Cain, Herman Wrigley, Herman's wife Marilyn , and I think either the station manager or acting Marietta
Postmaster. This picture is inside the
Sprayberry Post Office ten years or so ago to say thanks to Herman for his
devotion to the Postal Service. He had
Garth Cain, the ex-postmaster has his hand on Herman, like he is petting
him. Garth died a several years
Herman and Garth had a love-hate
relationship, sort of.
one time Garth gave Herman some good advice, paraphrased: "Only be concerned with what you can
control, it is bad for your health to worry about things you can't change."
have the exact dates on photographs I took, but this time I do: June 19, 1995. It is the 50th Wedding Anniversary of my
uncle and aunt, Leonard Petty (1924-2001) and Jeannette Phillips Petty
(1925-2004) over 21 years ago.
an optician. He worked for Dr. Cutherson
then went into own business. In Marietta
Petty Optician shared a building with Woody's Barbershop. After Leonard had died I learned that he and
the proprietor of Woody's Barber Shop was most likely distant cousins from our
roots in Fanning County.
owned horse boarding stables in Powder Springs that I think he partnered with
his daughter LaVern.
was born in Detroit. Leonard met her
when he was in the Navy. They had three
daughters and a son and a black and white long haired dog named Sooner.
Their children and children', and children's children and spouses.
Leonard Francis Petty 1930
Anthony Rollins (son of Opal Petty)
Billy Petty (son of Leonard and Jeannette) and grandson
Center two: Billy Petty, son of Billy, and LaVern, Leonard and Jeannette's youngest daughter
Cheryl and her father Wallace Petty
Janie Petty Hunter and her daughters Frances and Bonnie
Surprised! LaVern and mother Jeannette
Leonard and daughter LaVonne
Susan Petty Kirkendal (Leonard and Jeannette's daughter) serving.
Sarah Petty McLemore and friend
Mary Joe Johns Petty (widow of Tom Petty) and LaVonne
Monroe Reece (grew up on neighboring farm), friend of the Pettys
Brothers Leonard and Wallace Petty
Surviving Petty Siblings and Jeannette in 1995 Janie died about eight months later.
and Phyllis Murner at a Bell Reunion. As
children they used to live on Chester Street and if their parents took the
Atlanta Journal I probably were there paper boy, briefly. About a year of delivering newspapers was
about all I could afford.
Faye is a
volunteer for the Cobb County Humane Society.
Phyllis lives out of town in Vidalia, Georgia.
classmate and friend Sam Carsley died a few years ago, Faye,Anna, and I were the only
ones of his friends/classmates that attended the funeral.
reminds me, this is the truth, today my
ipad dinged and I opened it up to see if I had a message or something - and
there was a message alright, a strange message:
"Samuel Carsley is unable to talk on Facetime at the moment." What is strange is after he died I deleted his email address.
I have this
named "Castle Lake". When I
took this picture I don't remember a sign was up saying Castle Lake or
what. It was, if I remember correctly, a
rock quarry, in a raised crater, sort of a look like
volcano, in the middle of a trailer park at the Connector/Barrett
Parkway and The 4-Lane in Kennesaw. Now, from the
road it looks like it has been bulldozed away, along with the trailer park
residents, to make way for a new