Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Georgia on my mind

I got this email today, and while it is not there to be funny, it is so true and I love it.

There are some things that all Georgians should know:

Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River ...
Coca Cola is ours, and unless you've had one in a six-and-a-half ounce bottle,
with a slight crust of ice on top, you missed a real treat.
Try pouring about half a pack of salted peanuts into one sometime.

If it weren't for a Georgian - Crawford Long of Jefferson - all surgery would hurt like hell.

Georgians, native or adopted, say "ma'am" and "sir" and call their mothers "mama" and their fathers "daddy".
They know that y'all is perfectly good English and never means just one person.
"Fixin to" is perfectly acceptable, too. It's really preferred.
And if y'all don't like the way we talk, Delta (which is also ours) is ready when you are.

Long before the Olympics brought the world's greatest athletes to Atlanta ,
we gave the world Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Walt Frazier, Luke Appling, John ny Mize,
Fran Tarkenton, Bobby Jones, Wyomia Tyus, and Herschel Walker.
If you don't know who these people are, you ought to find out before you go to bed tonight.
The greatest tournament in golf will still be played in Augusta every April,
and on autumn Saturdays,

Every Fall the Red-and-Black faithful will gather in Athens for a prayer meeting between the hedges.
Georgia Tech fans gather in Atlanta for Buzz to carry out the sting.

The Stone Mountain carving is lots bigger than the one on Mt. Rushmore
and the people etched into the side of Stone Mountain deserve the honor, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and President Jefferson Davis.
It wasn't about slavery. It was about freedom and independence from an all powerful government-sorta like Braveheart and most Southerners can trace their heritage to Scotland .
The best grapes and wine is produced in Lumpkin County .
Yes, we are better than California ..

Atlanta with its millions of people has one of the greatest economies in the world and no other city in the USA has so much to offer in the way of the arts.
Milledgeville is the best small town in the USA and Georgia Military College is one of the top military colleges in the USA .

In 1864, Sherman burned parts of Atlanta and Georgia . He and his "men" also raped, stole and pillaged on his March to the sea. But we persevered.

We're called the " Peach State " because ours are the sweetest.
We do produce the most peanuts, pecans, and poultry.

The best barbecue in the world is from our Georgia pits.
Yes, God intended for iced tea to be served "sweet."

Elvis wasn't ours, but Otis Redding, James Brown, the Allman Brothers,
Johnny Mercer , Joe South , Ray Charles, Bill Anderson, Brenda Lee,
Trisha Yearwood, Little Richard, Gladys Knight, Jerry Reed, Burt Reynolds, Ray Stevens, Tommy Roe, and Alan Jackson are, as are trumpeter Harry James and wrestler Hulk Hogan
So are Sidney Lanier, Joel Chandler Harris, Margaret Mitchell and Alice Walker.
And I still miss Lewis Grizzard every day.
Julia Roberts may be Georgia's prettiest movie star,
and Holly Hunter may well be the most talented.
Dakota Fanning may one day surpass them both.

But no one shines brighter than actress Joanne Woodward.

Georgians Doc Holliday found his fame in the Old West and Oliver Hardy made us laugh in movies.

FDR adopted us. His "Little White House" in Warm Springs , Ga. is exactly as it was the day he died there,
near the end of World War II.
Every Georgian and citizen of the USA needs to visit Warm Springs.
Roosevelt's New Deal put Georgians to work
and turned an entire generation of her people into the best employers/employees in this great land.

Georgia once had three governors at the same time.
Lester Maddox wasn't one of them, but was elected by the General Assembly
without getting a majority of the popular vote.
He did a good job too, God rest his soul..

"Gone With the Wind" belongs to us. We own it.
Not only is it by one of our own and is about Georgia ,
but it's also one of the great novels of all times.

WSB (TV) means "Welcome to the South, Brother."

The Brown Thrasher, the Cherokee Rose, and the Live Oak are our symbols.
Proud, decent, honest people are our heritage.

And lastly, Georgia ain't exactly heaven - but it will do until I get there.
Can I Hear an AMEN?!

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