Saturday, June 30, 2018

Dobbins AFB Haunted Officer Club

I think this old house has been demolished; bulldozed away.  It was on Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta and for a while served as the Officers' Club.   It was also haunted, so some people believed. Like many haints it had a thing for live women.  It would goose ladies in their private parts from time to time..  I have been there only one time, at a retirement party. 

Dobbins AFB and Lockheed properties are side by side and intertwine.  Someplace in this area, maybe neighbors, was my grandparents farm property at one time.  One of my Daddy's brothers, drunk, went to the area, and told them to get off his property.  My dad was chief of police at the time, Lockheed Guards called Daddy and told him to come and get his brother.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Bell Reunion 2006

This is the first Bell Reunion I went to.  We lived across the street from the Larry Bell park and used the park daily.  Unfortunately, most of old friends I took pictures of that day have passed.

The late Charles "Chicken" Cruise and George.  Chicken was a Golden Gloves boxer in his youth.  Believe me, Chicken was no chicken.

The late Donna Mullinax died in a burning house in Villa Rica.  It is believed she took her own life.

The late Eddie Sullivan.   Our birthdays are one day a part.  We used to live next door to each other as kids.  As parents ran the concessions at Larry Bell Park.

Siblings Jean and the late Alton Caudell and Terry.

Brothers Harry and the late H.A. Hanson.  More ex-neighbors in the Clay Homes

The late James Caudell

Parks and Jackie



Thursday, June 28, 2018


Gail is an ex-co-student.  We attended her sister Kim's funeral a couple years ago.  Kim was Anna's co-worker.  Gail is a real estate agent.  She also has a sister named Jo, that was in our class also  I think Jo lives in Florida now.

I remember in high school Gail and Jo had a Halloween party.  All the wrong people showed up.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

MHS 1960 Mini Reunion, 2006 in Blairsville

We met a Buddy's house in Blairsville, had drinks and drove to Hiawassee at the North Georgia Fair to see our old classmate, Billy Joe Royal in concert.
Billy Joe Royal had since died.

Buddy and Betty

Buddy and Haydn

Buddy's Antique Outhouse (a conversation piece, of course)

Melvyn, Lee, Jerry, and Eddy


Virgil Ferrell.  He died within a year ago

Bill Ramply died several years ago

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Franklin, Macon County, NC

Once while doing research in Franklin, N.C., I took a local walk tour of downtown, to get to know the stomping grounds of my ancestors.

This is the statue that I learned that statues of elected representatives and military members it is important to have them face a certain way, like with the people they are protecting behind them, or in front of them to look over them, in other words, whichever way they are facing they will think of something.

This was the Macon County Jail, but now I think the jail is bigger.  It was built in the late 1800s.  If it was in existence in the mid 1800s at least two of my ancestors and a few once and twice removed relatives would have been guests.

The Main Street of Downtown Franklin, NC

Monday, June 25, 2018

High Museum, Looking Out (mostly)

Although the High Museum in Atlanta has fantastic art, I am also fascinated by tall buildings (I grew up in a small town (Marietta at the time was small)).   

Sunday, June 24, 2018


Don't mind me, I'm just waiting for the right princess to come along.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ray Family Researchers Reunion 2006

The descendants of John and Nancy Sumner Ray meet annually in Franklin, North Carolina, to swap information and also to swap some good food.

Not that it matters about anything, but interesting.  One of the ladies in the below pictures has a brother in a mental hospital that shot and killed their mother......not that it has anything to do with this.

Believe it or not, these two are twins

Friday, June 22, 2018

Varner Reunion Death

I took this picture at a Varner Reunion.  Sadly several people in this picture died within a year or two.
On the left in a white shirt, the late Jackie Turner; in the center in burgundy shirt Joel Jackson; and on the far right in the white shirt an white hat Jerry McBee.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Franklin, NC, b & b

This happy couple are facebook friends.  They live near Franklin, across the line in Georgia.  They are school teachers, and divorced now.

View of Franklin from our room

This B & B we stayed at is believed to be haunted.  I don't know if it is or not, but early in the morning before anybody was up and up I saw a lady with an old fashion night gown and a bed cap come out of the vacant room next to ours.  True