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In God, We STILL trust

Ride for Will 2009

Will Davison Memorial Scholarship Fund
3rd Annual RIDE FOR WILL
www.willdavisonmemorial.com
Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ride begins at Lambert High School located at 805 Nichols Road, Suwanee, GA (Forsyth County) and will end at Paul’s Margarita Deck in Helen, Ga.

Registration will begin at 9:00am; with the ride starting at 11:00am

$25 for Motorcycles, $10 for Passengers, $30 Antique Cars and Trucks
Free “WILL” patch or t-shirt to first 125 entries

All of the proceeds will go to the “Will Davison Memorial Scholarship Fund” so that well deserving students may have a chance to further his/her education.

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Southern Comfort

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The term "comfort food" has been thrown around until it almost has lost meaning. But in the South, it has a more specific flavor. The term conjures up thoughts of biscuits and gravy, grits, fried chicken, sweet tea, and maybe even mint juleps and mimosas.

The Buckhead Diner in Atlanta's Buckhead area caters to that thought. We dropped in Sunday for their Sunday brunch. I sampled their Sweet Tea and instantly knew they had a firm understanding of Sweet Tea (as opposed to the swill the fast food places try to pass off as Sweet Tea). My wife ordered a Mimosa and was given the choice of it being made from orange juice or grapefruit juice. She ordered orange juice and was delighted with the mixture that was served to her.


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I could not resist the shrimp and grits. A true Southern delicacy but not easily made to perfection. TO my delight, it was a well balanced flavor of grilled peppers, sausage, shrimp, and grits. T…

Free Speech

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
-Harry S Truman, August 8, 1950
33rd president of US (1884 - 1972)

Fall is in the Air

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46F this morning and the leaves are turning. That combination makes an old person's mind turn to fried apple pies, soup, warm beverages, apples, pumkins, and mountain views.



So we headed to Ellijay to purchase apples, pumpkins, jars of soup base and to nosh on fried apple pies and sip coffee and hot chocolate while enjoying the fall colors of the North Georgia mountains along the ride.

Along the trip we observed minvans and SUVs packed to the gills with families headed to Buck's Corn Maze, and an endless see of automobiles headed to Elijay for apples.





The families with small children head out into the orchard to pick their own apples. The grown folks with a little bit of weight hanging around their belts just wander into the market area and buy the apples that are already picked and bagged. Yes, you got it, we did not pick our own.



It was cold enough that I elected not to have ice cream on my fried apple pie, but that did not detract from the wonderful sweet taste of fresh apples …

DC

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Last night I watched the news from Washington, the capitol
The Russians escaped while we weren't watching them, like Russians will
- Jackson Browne, Lawyers in Love





My new job sent me to D.C. for a week. My wife had some time off to use before the end of the year so she was able to accompany me on my first trip to the Capitol.



After landing my first real introduction was the city's train system "the Metro". The Metro runs all over Washington in confusing different twisted lines that are color coded. The trick to manuvering the system is figuring out the right color line headed in the right direction and determining how much to put on a the paper fare card.

Additionally, there is a trick that I did not master while in town, and that is figuring out when the escalator's down into the bowels of the Metro stations were actually working. Much to our dismay, we found that the escalators were quite often broken leaving one to have to walk up or down a very long and steep e…

More Things I Just Don't Get

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While out running errands today, my wife suggested stopping at the mall food court for a Gyro. Sounded good to me, so we entered the madness.

Once we had battled the masses and made our way to the chain gyro provider, my wife orders. The convo goes like this:

"I'd like a classic Gyro and a medium Coke."

"Would you like to combo?"

"No, thank you. Just a Gyro and a Coke."

He looks at me and asks for my order.

"I'll have the same thing, please."

"No fries?"

"No, just the same thing."

"Coke?"

"Yes, the same thing."

I really thought I had made things simple. I requested the same thing she ordered. I guess I overloaded his conceptual abilities?

Australia School Answering Machine

Someone finally got fed up with being P.C. and putting up with parents who refuse to take responsibility for themselves and their children. Bully for the lady who recorded this!