Tuesday, May 30, 2023
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Brothers Charles & Paul Foster
Fife & My Ancestor Greenville Pullen (1788-1860)
Sunday, May 28, 2023
The Theory of Relativity Demonstrated
Today, watching The Indianapolis 500 brought memories of going to the Paulding County Drag Strip. Just west of here in Dallas, Georgia.
It was not an illegal on-public streets drag race place. It was a officially sanctioned paved drag race strip within view of a drive in theater. They had seating, concessions, and an admission ticket booth.
Because it had an admission ticket booth is the reason we found an old deserted dirt road off in the woods between the drive-in theater and the drag stip. Slipping in through the woods was free.
It was always fee and interesting. We knew some of the divers, or at least the ones that unofficially dragged after the race officially closed for the evening, there was dragsters wannabees taking challengers.
Back to the dirt road between the drive-in theater and the drag strip. My since we were babies friend Sam Carsley was going to Georgia Tech. He bought a white/green two-two toned 55 Chevrolet convertible from Anderson Motors. It was clean and not a dent or scratch on it. He came by to show it to me and we went on a test ride.
While cruising with no destination and drinking beer I told him my new discovery, the dirt road in Paulding County. We rode out to the old deserted dirt road to show him. Being a Tech student he told about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity he was learning.
He told me a simple way to put it, if you are standing in the back of a bus and the bus suddenly stops your inertial would thrust you forward to the front. The bus motion stopped but you motion forward continued as usual.
He said if we suddenly threw our cans of beer up in the air and stop suddenly the cans of beer would land in front of us.
Remember, we were in a convertible. He said lets try it. He stopped suddenly and the two cans of beer both landed on the hood. WHOMP! WHOMP!
The like new 55 Chevvy was no longer dintless.