Sunday, June 17, 2018

Lockheed Credit Union

Lockheed Credit Union, on fairground Street, in Marietta.  It stood where the  Marietta Place homes were.  Lockheed  Credit Union is money.  A more blunt example of Gentrification.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Amelia Island,, Florida, 2006

We stayed here.  Not in one of those rainbow buildings, but up one of those palmetto trees. 

Land-Ho!  I think the distant land on the other side of that ship is Georgia's Cumberland Island

This reminds me of my prostate exam


Being an retired postal worker I feel it is m sacred duty to check out the local post office when we are out of town.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Clover Bud

It is what it is

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Big Chicken's Little Chickens

The Big Chickens replicas with others were scattered around Glover Park for a while.  What I like about the is their accurate looking historical scene on each one.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018


This is Gerald.  We are standing on the property my grandmother Minnie Tyson Hunter was born on.  near the intersection of Hwy 92 and Bells Ferry Road.  Gerald is a simi-amateur local historian, specializing in the Civil War.  He has a couple of books out.   He got in touch with me when he read  before Sherman and his war machine arrived in the area his scouts on horseback was checking things out when they had a skirmish with some locals at the Tyson Family Cemetery.  And he wanted to see the little cemetery.  We met nearby and walked to it

Interesting, my great great grandfather Robert Cabel Tyson  is buried there.  He died   April 6, 1864, which would be about the time Sherman's horseback scouts were there skirmishing.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Atlanta Aquarium, 2006

I think these pictures speak for themselves.  I have no background stories or anything.  Water and different kinds of sea life uplifted from their homes and relocated hundreds of mile from the sea without their consent.  .  That's about it.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Me and Johnny

Johnny and I have known each other since we were preteenagers.  I forgot when I first met him, we went to different grammar schools, probably when I delivered his parents newspaper when I was 14.

Johnny lives in Panama City.  After his divorce and retirement he bought him a condo.  He comes to town now and then to see his kids and old friends.  I don't think he as been here recently.  On this visit we visited old haunts we used to hang out at.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sherman and the Urinal

I have not been in the Men's Restroom at the Marietta Museum of History in a while, so I don't know if it is still there, but I know a couple of years ago every time I went there was a picture of William T. Sherman over the men's urinal  I guess to some, it makes their piss more meaningfully. 


Saturday, June 09, 2018

Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery

Burningtown Baptist Church is in the Burningtown Community, just outside of Franklin, North Carolina.  I have some ancestors and other relatives buried there.  My progenitors John and Nancy Sumner Ray are buried in unmarked graves.

Cecil Baldwin's grave above.  We met Cecil not long before he died.  He was a bachelor in his 90s.  He lived on our ancestors John and Nancy Sumner Ray's home place.

I think Rebecca Wild was originally Rebecca Trammell, sister of our great grandfather William A. Hunter/Trammell.  Rebecca married a son of Posey Wild..

Posey C. Wild were war buddies with our ancestor, William A. Hunter/Trammell.  He also testified that William fought with him at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (William changed his name which made it hard to apply for his Confederate Soldier pension)