I remember a time when summer vacation actually spanned the months of June, July, and August. I remember a time when kids ran around the yard at twilight catching lightning bugs while the adults talked "big talk" on the porch. I also remember those summer evenings as dusk overtook the day when … [Read more...]
Georgia On My Mind
Connecting readers with historical and travel information about the state of Georgia. Follow Lisa's Georgia On My Mind page on Facebook.
The other day I happened upon this recollection that was published in the Weekly Constitution dated December 4, 1883. The memory re-told in the story had happened just 41 years before when Atlanta was known as Marthasville and the "town" was little more than a depot. The story was titled "Atlanta of … [Read more...]
As an educator I've seen this particular image of Susan B. Anthony several times in books, magazine articles, and blog posts. Since the photo is archived with the Library of Congress it's easy to find and use, but the other day I discovered something that connects it to my home - Atlanta, … [Read more...]
Growing up in Red Oak, Georgia along U.S. 29 or Roosevelt Highway my father indulged my sister and I with just about every pet imaginable with reptiles being the exception. Of course, we had the regular assortment of dogs and cats that just seemed to take up with us...usually at a time when they … [Read more...]