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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Atlanta Georgia Explained

This is for anyone who lives in Atlanta, who has ever lived in Atlanta, has visited Atlanta, ever plans to visit Atlanta, knows anyone who lives in Atlanta, knows anyone who has ever visited Atlanta or anyone who has ever heard of Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta is composed mostly of one way streets. The only way to get out of downtown Atlanta is to turn around and start over when you reach Greenville, South Carolina. All directions start with, "Go down Peachtree" and include the phrase, "When you see the Waffle House." Except that in Cobb County, all directions begin with, "Go to the Big Chicken and...".

Peachtree Street has no beginning and no end and is not to be confused with Peachtree Circle, Peachtree Place, Peachtree Lane, Peachtree Road, Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Run, Peachtree Trace, Peachtree Ave, Peachtree Commons , Peachtree Battle, Peachtree Corners, New Peachtree, Old Peachtree, West Peachtree, Peachtree-Dunwoody, Peachtree-Chamblee, or Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

Atlantans only know their way to work and their way home. If you ask anyone for directions they will always send you down Peachtree.

Gate One at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport is 32 miles away from the Main Concourse, so wear sneakers and pack a lunch.

It's impossible to go around a block and wind up on the street you started on. The Chamber of Commerce calls it a "scenic drive" and has posted signs to that effect, so that out-of-towners don't feel lost...they're just on a scenic drive.

The 8:00 AM rush hour is from 6:30 to 10:30 AM.

The 5:00 PM rush hour is from 3:00 to 7:30 PM.

Friday's rush hour starts Thursday afternoon, and lasts through 2:00 AM Saturday.

"Sir" and "Ma'am" are used by the person speaking to you if there's a remote possibility that you're at least 30 minutes older than they are.

A native can only pronounce Ponce De Leon Avenue one way, so do not attempt the Spanish pronunciation. People will simply tilt their heads to the right and stare at you. The Atlanta pronunciation "pahnss duh LEE-on". The fall of a raindrop makes everyone forget all traffic rules.

If a single snowflake falls, the city is paralyzed for three days, and it's on all the TV channels and radio stations as a news flash every 15 minutes for a month. All the grocery stores will be sold out of milk, bread, bottled water, toilet paper, and beer. If there is a remote chance of snow, and if it does snow, people will be on the corner selling "I survived the blizzard" tee-shirts, not to mention the fact that all schools will close at the slightest possible chance of snow.

The pollen count is off the national scale for unhealthy, which starts at 120. Atlanta is usually in the 2,000 to 4,000 range. All roads, vehicles, houses - everything - is yellow from March 28th to July 15th. If you have any allergies, you will die. But other than that, it's a great place to live!

There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in Georgia.

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Georgia, plus a couple no one's ever seen before.

Onced and Twiced are actual words.

It is not a shopping cart, it's a buggy.

There ain't no such thing as lunch. There's only dinner - and, then, there is supper. 'Jeetyet?' is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat yet?"

You install security lights on your house and garage and then leave both unlocked.

The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but need 6 pages for local gossip and sports.

You know whether another Georgian is from north Georgia, south Georgia or middle Georgia as soon as they open their mouth (Albany = All benny)

Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past time known as "goin wal-martin or off to Wally World.

Sweet Tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're 2.
If you understand these, forward them to your friends from GEORGIA (and to those who just wish they were).

~Cal~ - Born and raised in Atlanta! 7/31/39

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Please Pass The Biscuits ~ Lyrics

(Performed by Wiley Walker and Gene Sullivan, 1962)

[SUNG:] Just picture a lad between mom and dad.
It's Sunday; the table is set.
There's uncles, there's aunts, and cousins galore,
But plenty of food to be et.
The blessing is said. They reach for the bread.
It's a feast a king would afford.
There's clatter, there's chatter, but something's the matter.
There's someone who's being ignored.

[SHOUTED:] Hey, would you please pass the biscuits?
Would you pass the biscuits, please?

[SPOKEN:] It's the same thing ever' Sunday since I can't remember when:
Kinfolks all around the table, with biscuits up 'tother en'.
I got a plate o' chicken an' 'taters an' a lot o' stuff like 'at.
All I need now is a biscuit, but foot! Look where they're at!
Could reach across the table, but that's ill mannered, ma allus said.
Shore wish I had a biscuit, 'cause I can't eat without bread.

[SHOUTED:] Hey, would you please pass the biscuits?
Would you pass the biscuits, please?

[SPOKEN:] All I want's a biscuit, but nobody seems to keer.
'IF they wouldn't talk so doggone loud, they might be able to hear.
They talk (?) as they're half-finished eatin' and I ain't even begun.
Look at them biscuits disappear! Be lucky if I get a one.
It's the same thing ever' Sunday: allus got comp'ny to be fed.
They talk like they 'as wound up. Shore wish I had a piece o' bread.

[SHOUTED:] Hey, would you please pass the biscuits?
Would you pass the biscuits, please?

[SPOKEN:] It looks like somebody 'd notice that I ain't started eatin' yet.
I shore will be glad when they get their fill an' go to the parlor an' set.
Then I won't have to watch m' manners. I'll dus' reach me a biscuit myse'f.
Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle! They hain't a biscuit lef'!
The only day o' the week that we all get Sunday (?) fed,
They've et up all the biscuits, and I dus' cain't eat without bread. ~ music video on Youtube

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Butterbeans Lyrics

(Charles D. Colvin - To the tune of "Just A Closer Walk With Thee)

Little Jimmy Dickens - 1965

Also recorded by: Johnny Russell; Papa Joe Smiddy.

Just a bowl of butter beans
Pass the cornbread if you please
I don't want no collard greens
All I want is a bowl of butter beans

Just a piece of country ham
Pass the butter and the jam
Pass the biscuits if you please
And some more o' them good ol' butter beans

Red eye gravy is all right
Turnip sandwich a delight
But my children all still scream
For another bowl of butter beans

Some folks think that cornpone's best
Some likes grits more than the rest
But if I was a man of means
I'd just want them good ol' butter beans

See that lady over there
With the curlers in her hair
She's not pregnant as she seems
She's just full o' them good ol' butter beans

See that big, fat, ugly lad
He's made everybody mad
They don't love him, by no means
He's the hog that ate the last of the butter beans

When they lay my bones to rest
Place no roses upon my chest
Plant no blooming evergreens
All I want is' a bowl of butter beans

Just a bowl of butter beans
Pass the cornbread if you please
I don't want no collard greens
All I want is a bowl of butter beans

Butterbeans Song

Here is the song on Youtube.

Source: Internet

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Check Out A Harmonica In Carnegie Hall

Well worth a standing ovation!!!

For those of you who do not know, the theme song from the Lone Ranger comes from the William Tell Overture.This has been around before, but if you haven't seen it, you're in for quite a treat. Play it all! Harmonica in Carnegie Hall!

Didn't know sounds like this could come from a harmonica. He's obviously not a smoker.... I'll bet you've never heard a harmonica played like this before! Wow!
This gentleman is awesome! A standing ovation at Carnegie Hall! It took the Lone Ranger theme song to bring them to their feet.

Click below - Sound on..

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kit Houses By Sears And Roebuck

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Click Here for pictures of kit homes by Sears

Montgomery Ward 1934 Catalog

Thought you'd enjoy this one, love the prices and notice at the very bottom line, if you are married and order $100. worth, you have to have your HUSBAND sign also.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Freedmen's Town

A freedman's town, in the United States, refers to communities built by freedmen, former slaves who were emancipated during and after the American Civil War.

The Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment brought 4 million people out of slavery in the defunct Confederate States of America. Many freedmen migrated from white areas to build their own towns away from white supervision. They also created their own churches and civic organizations. They started schools, which both adults and children attended to learn to read and write.

To provide help in education and managing the transition of the people to freedom, including negotiation of labor contracts and establishing the Freedmen's Bank, President Abraham Lincoln created the Freedmen's Bureau.

After taking office, President Andrew Johnson vetoed the re-authorization and funding of the bureau in 1866 during Reconstruction.

The Fourth Ward of Houston, Texas is the location of the Freedmen's Town Historical District.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bees And Honey

How do bees actually make honey?

Bees do not create honey; they are actually improving upon a plant product, nectar. The honey we eat is nectar that bees have repeatedly regurgitated and dehydrated.

A bee colony or hive consists of one queen bee, hundreds of drones, and thousands of busy worker bees -- sterile females who gather pollen, produce beeswax, build honeycombs, and make the honey that feeds the other bees. The honeybee uses her tubular tongue to suck nectar from the flower into her abdominal honey sack (the bee's second stomach or "honey stomach"). In the sack, complex plant sugars in the nectar begin to break down into simpler, more digestible sugars. When the sack is full, the bee returns to the hive to offload droplets of nectar to another food- processing worker bee. That bee will distribute it to the young or place it into the honeycomb for long-term storage.

At the hive, "fanning" bees dehydrate and preserve the stored substance by flapping their wings to reduce its moisture content. Later, the individual cells of the comb will be sealed with beeswax, also secreted from the worker's abdomen, and synthesized with the help of honey, to safely preserve the bee's food supply.

It takes about 2 million flowers and over 55,000 miles in flight to make a single pound of honey. A typical hive can produce 60 to 100 pounds per year. As bees forage for honey, they transfer pollen (which sticks to their feet) from male to female plant parts -- this pollination of crops is essential to human agriculture and to our food supply.

Subtle flavor and color differences in honey depend on floral varieties and local weather. In the U.S., there are over 300 sources of honey, including popular varieties like clover, alfalfa, buckwheat, and orange blossom, and regional specialties like fireweed, tupelo, and macadamia nut honey.

Healers, herbalists, and medical practitioners through the ages have recognized the healthful properties of honey as a local dressing for wounds. New research suggests it's also a potential dietary antioxidant, especially if it's dark in color. Keep in mind that honey is not safe for infants under one year old -- they are at risk from botulism spores that do not pose a threat to older children and adults.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012


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Inspiring Thoughts..,

1. Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but rather
a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout life's journey.

2. Why is a car's windshield so large, and the rearview mirror so small?
Because our past is not as important as our future. So look ahead and move on.

3. Friendship is like a book. It takes but few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

4. All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy them, they will not
last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they cannot last long either.

5. Old friends are gold! New friends are diamonds! If you get a diamond,
don't forget the gold! Because to hold a diamond, you always need a base of gold!

6. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, God smiles from above
and says, "Relax! It's just a bend, not the end!"

7. When God solves your problems, you have faith in His abilities; when God
doesn't solve your problems, He has faith in your abilities.

8. A blind person asked St. Anthony, "Can there be anything worse than losing
my eyesight?" He replied, "Yes, losing your vision!"

9. When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them. Sometimes
when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10. Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles; it takes away today's peace.

Author Unknown

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