Thursday, May 31, 2018

Chief Dan Flynn

Once, a few years ago, I went on a downtown walking tour of Marietta's Civil War Hospitals with Civil War researcher and author Brad Quinlin acting as docent..  On the tour was Dan Flynn, Chief of the Marietta Police.  I told him my father was Chief in the 1950s and he seemed glad to see me.  He told me he was the Chief in Savannah and after that maybe Miami.  

Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn

A couple years later I saw him and his police entourage at Our Daily Bread luncheon.  I spoke to him but he did not immediately remember me.  I had to relive our Civil War tour and my relation to the Marietta Police, then he remembered.

Can you blame him?   If it makes it better, I didn't recognize him either, without his hat.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

City of Atlanta Pix in Tidwell Ford's Showroom

We were in the market for a new vehicle about a year ago.  While Anna was wheeling and dealing with a salesman at Tidwell Ford I stood in a trance in the showroom  looking at the large over-sized pictures of Atlanta high on the wall.  Fascinating!  


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Burnsville, North Carolina (I think)

I took a picture of this mural-in-progress because it had three unique qualities:
1.  Mural in progress
2.  It is crooked, in a way, going down a slope
3.  the picture itself with its bold colors.

By the way, Burnsville, North Carolina, was on national news this weekend:  A high school senior girl, who looks to be quiet a dish, invited a challenged kid to be her date at their Prom.   What newsy about it is that it is newsy.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Blairsville. Georgia Cemetery

Actually this is my survey of relatives in two cemeteries, the old Blairsville Cemetery and the New Blairsville Cemetery.




Sunday, May 27, 2018

Madison, Georgia 2005

I have heard a long time that Madison, Georgia, was the place to look at fine homes.  On the main streets are some very nice homes indeed. 

But Marietta just as nice homes.

The above two pictures is a run-down house that was the stage coach stop "back then".  The West was not the only part of the U.S. that had transportation via stage coach.


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Atlanta Looking from Doctor's Waiting Room

About every other year we carry my sister Frances to a specialist to Emory, in Atlanta, just down Peachree Street from the Fox Theater.  It is not without a treat.  I get to look out the waiting room windows at the hustling-bustling city of Atlanta.


Friday, May 25, 2018

Jacksonville, Florida, 2005

One year Anna and her group had a meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. that went on for five days.

I tagged along.  While they did business like stuff at their meeting I wandered up and down the river walk hoping to see a real life manatee peep its head out of the St John's River.  No luck.