Tuesday, July 24, 2007
1977 JULY 3RD WEEK
TRAIN WRECK NEAR TARRYTOWN
There were two nearby train wrecks in 1977. One in the freezing cold of January at Minter, and this one east of Tarrytown. Photo shows some of the first arrivers, including Mayor Jmon Warnock. Nine cars derailed, and the repair crew had a hard time handling the hot steel in the 100 degree heat. I made 30 additional pictures of the wreck.
Other pictures that week:
Little League action and team photos,Softball action - women & men, Fannie Belle Holton's fig bush, Bobby Driggers with a big potato. Goop Wadley with a big catfish.
Spring House at Gillis Springs with Clayton and William Stephens. Years later Clayton had arranged to have the edifice shored up and moved to the Gillis Cemetery for better protection, but the structure with its heavy tile roof crashed and fell before the work began.
Church photos for Clayton's necrology: Midway, Oak Chapel, Bethsaida, Johnson, Thigpen Chapel, Holton's Chapel, Harmony, Zaidee Advent.
RULES OF THE SOUTH
They are pigs. That's what they smell like (money). Get it -- pig farms -- income -- money? Get over it. Don't like the smell? Interstate 75 goes two ways. Interstate 20 goes the other two. Pick one.
NORTH & SOUTH
Don't be worried at not understanding what people are saying. They can't understand you either. The first Southern statement to creep into a transplanted Northerner's vocabulary is the adjective "big'ol," truck or big'ol" boy.
NOTES ABOUT GEORGIA
All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, tree, insect or animal.
Only a native of Atlanta can pronounce Ponce De Leon Avenue, so do not attempt the Spanish pronunciation. People will simply tilt their heads to the right and stare at you. The Atlanta pronunciation is "pawntz duh LEE-awn."
Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
When you rearrange the letters:
HE BUGS GORE
Posted by Bill Ricks of Soperton