Glover Park, downtown Marietta about 13 years ago:
Monday, July 31, 2023
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Tim Hollis lives in Alabama. As a child he went to SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA, here in Cobb County, and evidently has visited most of the tourist attractions all over Geogia since. I think a lot of it was told in “tung in cheek” fashion, with a bit of a snicker. He told of a lot of tourist attractions in Cobb County at one time, but interest kind of lost interest, like STORYLAND on Hwy 41 on River Hill. He told of a lot of sites glorified the Civil War, mostly closer to the Atlanta area. Stucky’s and B. Lloyds roadside tourist stores on highways that out of state travelers would likely travel on to get to Florida. Some roadside stores sold baby monkeys and alligators.
He told of Lookout Mountain and Rock City insinuating Rock City “anit what it used to be.”
The North Georgia Mountains still has its charm. Although he had a picture of the Old Sautee Store in he Sautee Valley. We have stopped there many times. One the lady owner in 1967 gave us a weddin gift when we stopped by. She also owned a similar store in Vinings. The picture Mr. Hollis used for the Old Sautee Store was not a picture of the Old Sautee Store.
He also had Golf in Augusa, Georgia’s short coast and the islands.
He had a section on motels and hotels and some about motel and hotel ownerships. The Green Book was not mentioned.
The book is about the size of Arcadia Publishing books. It was interesting.
On the back page page it tells that Tim Hollis has written 34 books.
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Friday, July 28, 2023
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Linda, my buddy, Facebook friend, and ex-coworker told me she recently took a helicopter ride because it was on her bucket list.
I couldn't help from jumping up and said ME TOO!
Although, being in a helicopter squadron I have rode in helicopter rides a couple times. But the rides was not over Marietta! However, my Uncle Herbert Hunter did give me a ride over Marietta in a small craft plane. I don't remember that much. And then there was the time a guy gave us a ride over Marietta from an airfield at Lower Roswell and Johnson Ferry Roads where Parkaire Mall now stands, for cash and he told us not to tell anybody.
So, here we go again.
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
NAS LAKEHURST NJ, Sunset and a “Horse” Helicopter. Beautiful sunset. Interesting one night at the E.M. Club a future friend of mine and me got tipsy and decided we were slip in a Horse Helicopter and take it for a “joy flight”. How hard could it be? I think neither one of us had any intention of trying to fly that thing. We were just playing a form of chicken, to see who would back down first. I think I did.
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
This past Saturday my aunt Jeannette had a birthday party that her kids gave her. She turned 97. She is the last one of that generation She was mother to a dozen kids. All 12 grew up. Three had died since.
Most of those 12 children multiplied, and their children's children did the same.
The party was held in a daughter's yard. There was more Hunters there, young and old than you could shake a stick at, mostly Cobb County residents.
I missed plenty of pictures by not being quick enough, but here is what I got:
Ppssst! If the picture are too small try clicking on each picture as you come to them, one at a time.