Category Archives: 2017

Valdosta State University

I graduated from Valdosta State College in 1974. In 1993 the Board of Regents awarded it the more prestigious title of Valdosta State University. I got a nice letter from the school’s president saying that the university designation would add … Continue reading

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A Picture of Patricia

One Sunday in September, just after church, Dwaine Slade handed me a small cardboard box. “A. J. sent this to you,” said Dwaine. A. J. Wright is his uncle, and is also a relative of mine. He owns a funeral … Continue reading

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Gene Goes To School

Gene Deloach was disciplined by his teacher, Mrs. Myrtle Peavy, every day in third grade at Pinehurst Elementary. Those who know him well won’t be too surprised by that. She mostly popped his open palm with a ruler. He says … Continue reading

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We Bare All

Ron Gilliard is a friend of mine from college days. He’s a few years older than me and is now retired in Bainbridge, Georgia. He had a book published in early 2017 titled Our Journey. It’s about the role that … Continue reading

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Baseball, Brothers, and War

Billy Irwin was one of the most talented baseball players to ever come out of Unadilla, Georgia. He didn’t play high school ball, but travelled two counties eastward to Cochran and made the Middle Georgia College team. He may be … Continue reading

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Albert Crozier Won’t Run

Albert Crozier lived a half mile up the road from my childhood home. He was born in 1914, 38 years before I came along. He had a thin work-hardened body, his hands and face tanned from long hours in the … Continue reading

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A Cow Named Star

Daddy preferred row cropping to livestock. In my earliest childhood memories, our small cattle herd consisted of maybe 25 brood cows. We had one very muscular Black Angus bull. It seems he would have been quite happy, but he never … Continue reading

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