Posts Tagged ‘Pineview GA

05
Dec
18

12.5.18 … Greenwood Ice Cream, nuf said …

Driving Mama Lindsey, Greenwood Ice Cream Company, chocolate orange ice cream, Ansley Park, Brookwood Hills, Neel Reid, Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion, Christmas Traditions Pineview GA

I must note that before our drive I visited the Greenwood Ice Cream Company factory store. They do not sell ice cream retail, only institutional sales to clubs and restaurants, and the store is decrepit. But if you grew up here you probably grew up on it. My brother has a favorite, Chocolate Orange, and I agreed to pick up the 1.5 gallon container. i

Back to the drive … We began the drive about 2 pm. It feels cold, but is gloriously sunny in Atlanta today. So we bundled up and headed out.

We started by heading south on I 85 and got off at Peachtree Street/Spring Street. We came up beside Rhodes Hall and talked about The Yellow Lantern, a small bookstore that was in the strip across the the street. We used to take my grandmother there when I was little. I remember being confused because she would “rent books.”

After that we drove through Ansley Park and discussed the usual friends and family who had lived there. Then as we were finishing up our route and were on The Prado, I noticed a small historical marker: The Granite Governor’s Mansion. Very interesting.

And then we headed north on Peachtree to Brookwood Hills. As we headed north, we discussed the 1958 Temple Bombing. Mom didn’t remember much, but she does remember visiting the Temple with a Bible Class. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_Benevolent_Congregation_Temple_bombing)

Brookwood Hills looks good. And we talked about how we hope the family that bought 139 Brighton from her in 2001 loves the house and neighborhood as much as we did. We made a few loops around the other streets, and as we exited on Palisades, we noticed that the Luxenburger’s house is on the market. They have lived there 50+ years. What a great house!

This architecturally significant Neel Reid gem has not been on the market in over 50 years! James Means heart of pine library and private garden addition is a rare treat. This home offers 10′ ceilings, spacious rooms & impeccable details throughout. Private gardens feature a slate patio, many original plantings, and an Ivan Bailey fountain.

(Source: Zillow, https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/14-Palisades-Rd-NE-Atlanta-GA-30309/35900238_zpid/)

And then out to Peachtree again. As we neared Peachtree Battle, she asked to stay on Peachtree all the way to Lenbrook.

So we creeped along noting all the new tall buildings.

I decided to ask her about her childhood memories in Pineview GA.

She prefaced the conversation by saying Christmas was not a big deal.

She and her mom would go to the woods and cut a tree, set it up and decorate it. Her mom did not cook because she had cooks, but she did bake cakes. She never remembers sharing a holiday meal at her grandmother’s house, but does remember sometimes going to Aunt Bertha and Uncle Josh’s house. She doesn’t remember any special presents. So in general Christmas was not a big deal. No wonder she always seemed overwhelmed by the big fuss my dad and his family made of it.

Another great ride.

12.5.18

02
Mar
16

3.2.16 … interesting, but I have had 3 dishes in puff pastry in 2 days. Is it a thing everywhere? Or is it just here near Wilmington? …

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“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2016 Labyrinth Walks (Walk 20/40), St. Philip’s Episcopal Church – Southport NC:

Creating a labyrinth is a transformational journey that involves body, emotions, mind and spirit. This time around I met the perfect imperfection of being on my path…

Long, story short … I failed to read the fine print. I drove all the way to Wilmington to walk a new labyrinth only to discover it was an indoor labyrinth that is only open on Fridays once per month.puff pastry

 

So I had a delightful meal at Le Catalan on the River Walk with a wonderful view of the sunset … Veggie quiche with Smoked Gouda in a puff pastry crust and shrimp and orzo au gratin. Both quite good. Interesting, but I have had 3 dishes in puff pastry in 2 days. Is it a thing everywhere? Or is it just here near Wilmington?

Le Catalan French Cafe & Wine Bar in Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC on the Riverwalk. Open for Lunch and Dinner. Serving authentic cuisine, balanced wines, friendly service and great view!

Source: Le Catalan French Cafe & Wine Bar

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And back to my walk … A quick repeat of yesterday’s walk.

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And the Molls told me I should smile in selfies, so no selfies today. I am officially self conscious.

And I must add this from my brother:

A recent return to my mother’s hometown of Pineview, GA, where Dennard, Mary-Stewart, and I spent every summer on our grandparents’ family farm.

#WomensHistoryMonth: happy women’s history month

3.2.16

09
Jun
15

6.19.14 … family history …

TBT, kith/kin, special places, home, Hawkinsville GA, Pineview GA, oral history:

All my life when I visited Pineview GA, we would visit nearby Hawkinsville GA, and my grandparents would turn down Merritt St and stop in front of this house. They would say that my grandparents house on Bay Street in Pineview had been built in a hurry to replace a house that looked just like this house that had burned down around 1910. My great grandfather JJ Dennard refused to build another two story house since two of his girls had to jump to safety from the second story balcony. The new house which still stands is one story and all rooms have a door to the outside.

02
Jul
14

7.2.14 … “Poetry is the dark side of the moon. It’s up there, and you can see the front of it. But what it is isn’t what you’re looking at. It’s behind what you’re looking at.”

Julianna’s:  I just love this place.

As quaint and charming as ever, this cafe serves up a menu of both savory and sweet crepes. Since I hadn’t had lunch yet, I went for savory while Lucy went for the classic sweet combo of strawberries, banana, and honey. Both tasted a bit like the French/Hungarian childhood I never had.

via julianna’s crepes | tide & bloom | inspiration, creativity, and growth | atlanta events, food, culture, beauty.

Charles Wright ’57, America’s Next Poet Laureate, Davidson College: Another great day to be a wildcat!

As a Davidson student Wright was a history major and won the college’s Vereen Bell Prize for writing. Davidson awarded Wright an honorary doctor of letters degree in 1997, the year before he won the Pulitzer Prize. “Poetry fulfills a spiritual need, the need to explain to myself what it is I would like to happen,” Wright once told the Davidson Journal.

via The New York Times: Charles Wright ’57, America’s Next Poet Laureate – Davidson College.

“Poetry is the dark side of the moon,” he said. “It’s up there, and you can see the front of it. But what it is isn’t what you’re looking at. It’s behind what you’re looking at.”

via Charles Wright Named America’s Poet Laureate – NYTimes.com.

MegaBus: Odd assortment on the bus … Indian woman in beautiful Indian attire walked up and demanded younger girl give up her seat and younger girl did, very cute chatty younger twenty-something with white skeleton on black background t-shirt and sticker that says “wanted: redneck girl with truck” and African American older woman who is totally upset because somehow she will have a 5 hour wait in Charlotte and she thought it was only an hour.  It was a relatively full bus: I still love my bus!

ACAC Southeast Art Summit 9/50 opening soirée: I know I am getting old … Meow Lin (Chanel Kim) and ZigZagZig (Zopi Kristjanson) hip-hoppin’ their “lunar mythology” with inspiration drawn from Wu Tang Clan, ancient cultures, and personal drama …  funky!

Bloomsday 6.16: Happy Bloomsday 6.16!

James Joyce’s “Ulysses” changed literature and the world, not necessarily in the ways its author intended and certainly in ways we still don’t entirely understand. One of the unexpected effects of the novel, which was first published in its entirety in Paris in 1922, was the most famous obscenity trial in U.S. history, conducted in 1933. That trial serves as the culmination of Kevin Birmingham’s astute and gorgeously written “The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses,’” an account of the tortuous path Joyce’s masterpiece took to print. Publishing is not the world’s most fast-paced and high-stakes business, but when it came to introducing the English-speaking world to a novel that one critic deplored as “full of the filthiest blasphemies” and “afflicted with a truly diabolical lack of talent,” the ride was a wild one.

Countless reams of paper have been consumed by writings on Joyce and “Ulysses,” but Birmingham has two particular, little-discussed themes to bring to the table. First, and most peripheral to his narrative, is Birmingham’s discovery of strong evidence that the eye problems that tormented and eventually blinded Joyce were caused by syphilis. (Birmingham concludes that a medication given to Joyce by his Parisian doctor in the late 1920s was probably “an obscure French drug called galyl,” used only to treat symptoms of syphilis.) Birmingham expands on this a bit by arguing that the effects of pain and disability on the writer and his work have been underestimated. It’s a credible argument, especially once you’ve read this book’s squirm-inducing description of a typical eye surgery Joyce endured and learn that he went through the equivalent a dozen times over. But Birmingham never quite gets around to showing how Joyce’s suffering shaped his work.

via “The Most Dangerous Book”: When “Ulysses” was obscene – Salon.com.

family history, kith/kin: And this is what I was searching for … A picture of my mom that through Facebook reconnecting, a friend from Davidson and I discovered that her mother took this of my mother at Wesleyan College. She had asked my mom to model for her.

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And in response … here’s another pic your Mother may enjoy: the reporter/photographer in action while working on the Anderson Daily Mail!  My Mama – the journalist/photographer – with the elephant! One of my all time favorites!

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kith/kin:  Photos at the train station … they  look like the Addams Family. We think my sis,  a Wednesday’s child, would have made a good Wednesday Addams …

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In Addams’ cartoons, which first appeared in The New Yorker, Wednesday and other members of the family had no names. When the characters were adapted to the 1964 television series, Charles Addams gave her the name “Wednesday”, based on the well-known nursery rhyme line, “Wednesday’s child is full of woe”. She is the sister of Pugsley Addams (and, in the movie Addams Family Values, also the sister of Pubert Addams), and she is the only daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams.

via Wednesday Addams – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In all fairness to my sis …

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Hawkinsville GA, Pineview GA:  All my life when I visited Pineview GA, we would visit nearby Hawkinsville GA, and my grandparents would turn down Merritt St and stop in front of this house. They would say that my grandparents house on Bay Street in Pineview had been built in a hurry to replace a house that looked just like this house that had burned down around 1910. My great-grandfather JJ Dennard refused to build another two-story house since two of his girls had to jump to safety from the second story balcony. The new house which still stands is one story and all rooms have a door to the outside.

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Artistic Sushi Rolls,  Edvard Munch:

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via Artistic Sushi Rolls – Edvard Munch inspired Food Art from Sushi Sculptors.

‘Lawrence of Afghanistan’… And His Woman, Jim Gant, Top Green Beret Officer:  Fascinating story!

via Lawrence of Afghanistan: Rise and Fall of a Special Forces Legend Photos | Image #3 – ABC News.

‘Lawrence of Afghanistan’… And His Woman

General David Petraeus: ‘Going Native’ To Win In Afghanistan

A legendary Special Forces commander was quietly forced to leave the U.S. Army after he admitted to a love affair with a Washington Post war correspondent, who quit her job to secretly live with him for almost a year in one of the most dangerous combat outposts in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Special Operations Command never publicly disclosed that highly-decorated Green Beret Major Jim Gant was relieved of command at the end of a harrowing 22 months in combat in March 2012.

His commanders charged in confidential files that he had “indulged in a self-created fantasy world” of booze, pain pills and sex in a tribal village deep in Taliban and al Qaeda country with his “wife,” journalist Ann Scott Tyson.

via Jim Gant: Top Green Beret Officer Forced to Resign Over Affair With WaPo Reporter – ABC News.

 

 

20
Oct
13

10.20.13 … Cheering for Nick Marshall, the PV boy!!

kith/kin, Pineview GA, college football, Auburn Tigers, Nick Marshall:  I’ve never pulled for Auburn … but one certain small town boy making good may do it … And I must quote my brother on this … 

More football turmoil in the Lindsey family: On top of yesterday\’s devastating football day for the our family as the Georgia Bulldogs, Army Black Knights, North Carolina Tar Heels, and Davidson Wildcats all went down in defeat, my sainted mother is now facing a deep football and spiritual crisis (in the South these two words are synonymous) of her own. She is devout and ever loyal Alabama alum who believes that Bear Bryant belongs on Mount Rushmore. However, Auburn\’s quarterback Nick Marshall hails from her hometown of Pineview, GA (Pop: 500) where my grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather farmed for over 150 years. I am uncertain how she is going to resolve this Shakespearean level moral conflict between great hometown pride and deep Crimson Tide loyalty. I do not expect a War Eagle cry but I suspect she will show at least a Mona Lisa smile toward her hometown’s new hero.

via Edward Lindsey.

The junior from Pineview, Ga. came back after sitting out last week\’s game to complete 11-of-23 passes for 236 yards, two passing touchdowns, 100 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. With the help of a punishing ground attack, Marshall led his Tigers back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to give the Tigers a 45-41 win and move them to 6-1 (3-1 SEC).

After Manziel took it in from a yard out to give Texas A&M a 41-38 lead, Marshall led his team downfield on a 13-play, 75-yard drive that culminated in a five-yard Tre Mason run to give the Tigers the go-ahead touchdown.

During that drive, he hit wide receiver Marcus Davis for a 27-yard gain on 3rd and 9 all the way down to the Aggie 12-yard line. It was a perfect pass in tight coverage in a clutch situation, when Auburn was basically forced to pass—a rare occurrence in this game.

via Auburn QB Nick Marshall Emerges as a New Star in the SEC in Win over Texas A&M | Bleacher Report.

ROCHELLE, Ga. – Some 500 people and fewer than 200 families live in Pineview, Ga. Many of those families are blood relatives. Everybody knows everybody else. There\’s a closeness that comes from meeting life\’s challenges with limited resources in the rural South.

When the announcement came last Saturday that Nick Marshall would be Auburn\’s starting quarterback, a community celebrated. One of their own had made good. And nobody celebrated more than Shalena Mahoganey Cliett, Marshall\’s mother, and Earlene Mahoganey, his grandmother.

His mother, wearing an Auburn shirt, says it was a day she won\’t soon forget, even though it\’s what she expected all along.

“I was so happy I wanted to cry,” she says. “I couldn\’t cry. I was just happy.”

“He could pick up any sport and play. I think if you put a golf club in his hand he’d be a great golfer in a month.”

Marshall, who signed with Auburn in February after a spectacular season at Garden City (Kan.) Community College, says he\’ll represent his hometown proudly when he takes the field against Washington State on Aug. 31 before a crowd of 80-plus thousand at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

 

via Proud town celebrates for Auburn’s Nick Marshall – AuburnTigers.com – Official Athletics Site of the Auburn Tigers.

24
May
13

5.24.13 … The Fight For Wilcox County’s First Integrated Prom … Edward Lindsey: “Its a community of good people,” said Lindsey, who spent his childhood summers with his family in Wilcox County. . “I want to make sure folks know that and not get sidetracked by other issues. These kids deserve to be commended for what theyve done. Lets keep the focus on them.”

Pineview GA, Wilcox Co. GA, integrated prom, #oneprom:  This community is one of my homes.  I am very proud of the students at Wilcox Co. High School for boldly stepping forward.

Following the media blitz, donors from across the globe, including nearly 30,000 Facebook fans, opened their pocketbooks. Melvin Everson, a black Republican, gubernatorial appointee, and Wilcox High alumni spoke out for his alma mater and implored outside observers to not misinterpret Wilcox County as a “backward, backwood” area. State Rep. Edward Lindsey R-Atlanta contributed $100 and praised the girls efforts.”Its a community of good people,” said Lindsey, who spent his childhood summers with his family in Wilcox County. “I want to make sure folks know that and not get sidetracked by other issues. These kids deserve to be commended for what theyve done. Lets keep the focus on them.”The discussion surrounding the integrated prom soon devolved into political turmoil among state officials and pundits. Better Georgia, a progressive advocacy group, stirred the pot by calling on elected officials to use their positions of power to advocate for change. Some conservative officials initially rebuked the group, but it ultimately backfired after Gov. Nathan Deals spokesman told a local television reporter via email that the “leftist” group had pulled a “silly publicity stunt.” Some opponents interpreted the comments as the governor actually condoning segregated proms.

The school’s original deadline of May 17 passes and no decision is made. Six days later — two days before graduation and nearly a full month after the prom — Wilcox County Schools quietly posts an update on its website: “Principal Chad Davis has stated that his Leadership Team and faculty have decided to host the school’s first school-sponsored prom in the spring of 2014.”

via The Fight For Wilcox County’s First Integrated Prom.

Interesting to me is my liberal friends who are amazed that conservatives can take up this issue.  The article cites Melvin Everson, a black Republican, gubernatorial appointee, and Wilcox High alumni and my brother State Rep.  Edward Lindsey R-Atlanta.  The Governor of GA fumbled on this one.  But the two other politicians who came forward are both republicans.  That should be noted.

15
May
13

5.15.13 … Spacious Places …

spacious places, Cary Umhau, kith/kin: I loved this blog post by dear friend Cary Umhau.  In the post, Cary asked her readers to list the potentially meaningful places in their past and the first thoughts that came to mind. Here goes …

Pineview GA:  grandparents, farm, southern cooking, front porches

Brookwood Hills (Atlanta GA): childhood, the Pool, best friends

Atlanta: home

Chicago: favorite North American city

Davidson NC: Davidson College, John, wasabies …

Westervelt Cabin: the mountains, cheap wine, many laughs, creek swimming, ultimate in relaxing

DeBordieu: beach, Easter, Thanksgiving, Teagues, Providence, family

Ashland Ave: neighbors

And there are places that tug at my heart that I have visited only for a few moments … Lake Toxaway, London, Edinburgh, Salzburg, Zermatt, Jackson Hole WY, Beijing, The Great Wall, Dublin, Cape Town SA, Annecy and Talloires, Honfleur, Mont St. Michel, Chartres and Paris.

So here is Cary’s post in full  that prompted this reminiscing …

“Of the people in my past, fading faces in a waking dream. And though they never seem to last very long, there are faces I remember from the places in my past…. Sometimes I can laugh and cry, and I can’t remember why, but I still love those good times gone by. Hold on to them close or let them go…,” sings James Taylor in his wistful paean to “good times gone by.”

It’s true. You too, I imagine. We collect people, we remember places. Some of them last; others fade away. But it all forms us.

What if you listed all the places in your past, at least the potentially meaningful ones, and then you simply reacted to each one by writing the first thing that comes to mind? I promise you’d have a little personal history, truer than anything you could conjure up if asked to tell a chronological or accurate story of where you’ve come from.

What places in your past have made you who you are today? What’s happening now, in the present moment, that is choosing the road to your future? Is this thing, this life, going where you want it to end up?

“Hold on to (it) close or let (it) go.”

via Places in My Past | SPACIOUS.




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