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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-14-03....Relax. You're in Georgia now.
Aquamarine

Posted on 10/14/2003 5:21:39 AM PDT by Aquamarine

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To: SpookBrat
Abstract driftwood, that's a first. Love the other set of pictures of Jekyll Island.
101 posted on 10/14/2003 2:16:35 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: SpookBrat
That kitty really tied one on!
102 posted on 10/14/2003 2:16:48 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: yarddog
The river is called the Appalachicola in Florida (it technically is another river as the Appalachicola is formed by the joining of the Flint and Chattahoochee), but some still call it the Chattahoochee River.

I never that...till now.

103 posted on 10/14/2003 2:19:51 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: SpookBrat
Hmmmm....interesting trees. :-)

How are you doing Spookbrat? I keep meaning to ask you how your nephew is doing. I hope things are going well for him.

104 posted on 10/14/2003 2:26:16 PM PDT by Mama_Bear ( Lori)
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To: SuzanneC
Did you see this lovely thread?
105 posted on 10/14/2003 2:27:49 PM PDT by YaYa123 (@Can You Do Pictures Here? You've Got Some Good Ones.com)
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To: SpookBrat
LOL ! ...


106 posted on 10/14/2003 2:31:23 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: Aquamarine; Billie; SpookBrat; Mama_Bear; Pippin; All
GREAT job Aqua! I'm a native Georgia girl and loved this thread.

Hi Finest FRiends!
107 posted on 10/14/2003 2:33:06 PM PDT by Jen (Ain't skeered to use my 'real' screenname.)
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To: Aquamarine
As a native Georgian (going on 51 years) let me just say you did a fabulous job of showcasing our wondeful land.

I'll add a picture of a jersey from the first Atlanta Baseball team I use to watch at old (and sadly, long gone) beautiful Ponce de Leon Park.


108 posted on 10/14/2003 2:34:56 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: yarddog
I never *knew* that...until now! My arms are tired.
109 posted on 10/14/2003 2:45:06 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: AntiJen
Hi Jen! I was hoping you would come by. :)
110 posted on 10/14/2003 2:47:08 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: AntiJen
Hi, Jen - Georgia sounds like such a beautiful place - I love all those southern plantations, azaleas, peaches, pecans, the trees!

Got a kick out of your FReep mail last night. LOL

111 posted on 10/14/2003 2:52:01 PM PDT by Billie
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To: eddie willers
Thank you. :) I guess the Braves are the second Atlanta Basball team.


112 posted on 10/14/2003 2:52:16 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: FreeTheHostages
That's a lovely tea set!
113 posted on 10/14/2003 2:53:53 PM PDT by Billie
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To: MeeknMing
Weasley Clark. LOL! May the worst one win the nomination. :)
114 posted on 10/14/2003 2:56:16 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Mama_Bear
He is hanging in there. He has had a bad couple of months. His soon to be ex-father-in-law passed away suddenly last week. It was a shock to all who loved him. He was a great guy and very supportive of Todd during his ordeal. I'm going to miss him a tremdous amount. Everyone was happy whenever Pat was around.

Todd was told he is one of the best co-pilots they have had in a long time. He said he might get transfered to another plane. We're not sure what will happen. I just hope he gets trasfered out of Abilene so he can get away from heartache.

I just found out another one of my cousins will be leaving for Iraq soon. Hope he does a good job while he is over there and comes home safely.

115 posted on 10/14/2003 2:58:03 PM PDT by SpookBrat (There, but the for the grace of God, go I)
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To: yarddog
I really don't mean to sound mean but Chattahoochee really does sound like a perfect name for an insane asylum.
116 posted on 10/14/2003 2:59:23 PM PDT by Shanda
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To: MEG33
Hey there fellow Texan. How are you?
117 posted on 10/14/2003 2:59:37 PM PDT by SpookBrat (There, but the for the grace of God, go I)
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To: ST.LOUIE1
Get Well Soon Wishes


Wolfie has a boo boo
It makes us very sad
Because he can't just play and run
And act so cute AND "BAD"
We hope that you are better soon
and return back here to hug and swoon

XOXO

Dutchess


118 posted on 10/14/2003 3:01:39 PM PDT by dutchess
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To: SpookBrat
What interesting photographs! Think how neat they would be for Kim Anderson, the photographer who does those fabulous black and white photographs with children and just a touch of color in their dress, or flower, etc!

Hi, Spookie!

119 posted on 10/14/2003 3:02:36 PM PDT by Billie
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To: SpookBrat
He is hanging in there.

Well, that is good.

Sorry to hear about his father-in-law.

120 posted on 10/14/2003 3:03:09 PM PDT by Mama_Bear ( Lori)
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To: SpookBrat
Good!..If the courts don't do us in, redistricting will help us elect more Republicans..and thow some bums out!
121 posted on 10/14/2003 3:03:29 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Aquamarine; Billie; Mama_Bear
So glad to see that the server problems are (knock on wood) solved. What a beautiful thread Aqua. I know that you had lots of help from billie and lori...BUT...your love of Georgia just shines through.

We need to head out for a banquet. Hopefully can stop in when we return.
122 posted on 10/14/2003 3:04:44 PM PDT by dutchess
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To: dutchess
How sweet, dutchess! Hope you posted it on P & P, too. :)
123 posted on 10/14/2003 3:05:12 PM PDT by Billie
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To: dutchess; ST.LOUIE1
(((((((((((Wolfie))))))))))),get well soon!
124 posted on 10/14/2003 3:07:04 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Aquamarine
I enjoyed this. If I HAD to live anywhere but Texas, Georgia would be one of my choices.
125 posted on 10/14/2003 3:08:22 PM PDT by lonestar (Don't mess with Teexas)
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To: Billie
We are going up there for Christmas pictures. I can hardly wait. A touch of color would be pretty. I need to pick out our outfits. I guess my kids are too old for matching sweaters now.
126 posted on 10/14/2003 3:08:48 PM PDT by SpookBrat (There, but the for the grace of God, go I)
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To: Mama_Bear
Thanks for asking. He's a wonderful young man. I wish everyone here could know him.
127 posted on 10/14/2003 3:09:34 PM PDT by SpookBrat (There, but the for the grace of God, go I)
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To: Shanda
Chattahoochee really does sound like a perfect name for an insane asylum.

I can see the ads now...."Go goofy at the 'Hooche".

128 posted on 10/14/2003 3:10:56 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: SpookBrat
I wish everyone here could know him.

Well, I sort of feel like a do, in a way. You have said such nice things about him. You are blessed to have him in your life. :-)

129 posted on 10/14/2003 3:11:31 PM PDT by Mama_Bear ( Lori)
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To: YaYa123; Aquamarine
Thanks for pointing out this lovely thread.

And, thanks Aqua for posting. I've been a 'native' Georgian since I moved here in 1985. Love it!!
130 posted on 10/14/2003 3:25:01 PM PDT by SuzanneC
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To: Billie
hehe ! Well, that's one thing you can say about the 'RATS.
When it comes to having the worst candidates, they're the best !

http://www.onpointradio.org/shows/2002/07/20020703_a_main.asp

Listen

Howard Dean

Howard Dean


Howard Dean says he's running for President, and on paper he's quite a candidate.

He's the longest-serving Democratic governor. He signed the first law in the country to allow gay unions. And, he's got the endorsement of America's favorite president-that-isn't: Martin Sheen.

In real life, most Americans would pass Howard Dean on the street without a second glance. Can a candidate with just about zero national name-recognition actually make a viable run for the nation's highest office? Tonight, Howard Dean, the invisible candidate.

131 posted on 10/14/2003 3:29:53 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: lonestar
Excellent choice! ;)
132 posted on 10/14/2003 3:54:03 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: SuzanneC
Thanks, I've been very pleased with the response to this thread.
133 posted on 10/14/2003 3:56:05 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Billie; Aquamarine
Thank you for tea, ((((Billie)))). I about gave up on FR.

((((Aqua)))) - thank you again for a beautiful thread. Just popped on for a minute and off I go to "decompress."
134 posted on 10/14/2003 4:07:21 PM PDT by dansangel (*Visualize No Democrats*)
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To: dansangel
Can't wait to see what you're posting here tomorrow Dansy. I'm going off tomorrow so I may not get to see it until tomorrow night.
135 posted on 10/14/2003 5:08:17 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine; Billie; Mama_Bear; dansangel; dutchess; FreeTheHostages; All; ST.LOUIE1; jwfiv; ...
Greetings to everyone!!

What a wonderful job you've done, covering so diverse a state, Aqua!
Sorry I had to be away today; but perhaps not, in view of what seems to have been a major access problem..|:>(

I touch the eastern fringe of Georgia frequently, going to Augusta, 40 miles to the west. Love to cross the Savannah River, dividing Georgia from South Carolina, 'seeing' the old days of glory when it was the major source of moving commerce between the coast and the northern part. Imagine all the goods that went up and down it on ships, railroads and rivers the lifelines for the residents! No cars and trucks and airplanes in those days, horses (or mules) and wagons the "U-Hauls"..:))

Saw a lot of Savannah in the days when I was stationed at Parris Island, many a time going there to have dinner and shop. Love St. Simons and Jekyll Islands...
As a lover of history, the state is full of it.

In addition to airline flights going through Hotlanta and 'drivebys,' in 1972 I was fortunate to go there for three days of training in the old Hefty Expense Accounts for Sears Days.

Our Southern Region Managers squired us around to the sights and great restaurants each night, and took us to the "Old"(before it was rebuilt) Underground area where Gone With The Wind filmed the famous hospital scene with the wounded sprawled all over.

My favorite restaurant was the Aunt Pitty Pat's Porch Buffet! Still groan, thinking of all I consumed. We ended that night going to the top of the hotel with the revolving restaurant...great view.

Would love to see the area where you live, Aqua, although I went to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina often when I lived there, and am sure it is about the same. Went once to Franklin and environs, amd panned for gems..:))

Hey! Now that I think of it, from that high point where you can look over into Georgia, you probably were one of those tiny specks I saw!!
(I should have waved - LOL)

136 posted on 10/14/2003 5:29:05 PM PDT by LadyX (((( Count your blessings - not your woes ))))
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To: SpookBrat
45 minutes from a beach! I'm green with envy.
137 posted on 10/14/2003 5:49:03 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: FreeTheHostages
Well actually, we're 20 minutes from the beach, but 45 minutes, more like an hour from Jekyll Island in Georgia. :) Does that make you even more green?
138 posted on 10/14/2003 6:13:03 PM PDT by SpookBrat (There, but the for the grace of God, go I)
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To: LadyX
Enjoyed reliving your memories of the South through you're writing.
Have to tell you though, that the Blue Ridge Mtns. in North Carolina are not the same as here, I've seen the difference. The Blue Ridge Mtns. in NC are more majestic than Georgia BUT the sun cast a special southern light on this part of the Blue Ridge. It's true, the sky brightens up when you get to Georgia. You just have to see it to understand it.
139 posted on 10/14/2003 6:23:28 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: LadyX
Meant to tell you that I wish you would come see these mountains. You would like it and I would love showing you around.
140 posted on 10/14/2003 6:36:43 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: SpookBrat; All
Had alot of fun with today's thread (when FR was up and running) but am going to turn in now. Wanted to thank everyone for all the kind words and contributions that were made to this thread. You all made it very special.


141 posted on 10/14/2003 6:41:11 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine
Totally awesome write up of Georgia Aqua! Just catching up on my freeping now.

Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site was home to several thousand Native Americans between 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D. This 54-acre site contains six earthen platform mounds, a plaza, village area, borrow pits and defensive ditch. This is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeastern United States. One of the mounds, a 63-foot flat-topped earthen knoll, was used as a platform for the home of the priest-chief. In another mound, nobility were buried in elaborate costumes accompanied by items they would need in their afterlives.

142 posted on 10/14/2003 6:44:46 PM PDT by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: SpookBrat
I love Georgia and it's citizens but I grew up in Walton County, Florida. I've been to St. Simons and Jekyll Island and they are nice but do not compare to the Florida Panhandle's Beaches and water.

On the other hand, I think North Georgia's mountains are as pretty as any East of the Mississippi. The nicest State Park I have ever visited is Black Rock Mountain near Clayton.

143 posted on 10/14/2003 6:49:51 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Aquamarine
Georgia's State Bird

Click!

FERRUGINOUS MOCKING-BIRD, Brown Thrasher

The Brown Thrush, or Thrasher, by which names this bird is generally known, may be said to be a constant resident in the United States, as immense numbers are found all the year round in Louisiana, the Floridas, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Indeed some spend the winter in Virginia and Maryland. During spring and summer they are met with in all our Eastern States. They also enter the British provinces, and are sometimes seen in Nova Scotia; but I observed none farther north. It is the most numerous species found in the Union, excepting the Robin or Migratory Thrush. Those which breed in the Middle and Eastern Districts return to the south about the beginning of October, having been absent fully six months from that genial region, where more than half of the whole number remain at all seasons. They migrate by day, and singly, never congregating, notwithstanding their abundance. They fly low, or skip from one bush to another, their longest flight seldom exceeding the breadth of a field or river. They seem to move rather heavily, on account of the shortness of their wings, the concavity of which usually produces a rustling sound, and they travel very silently.

144 posted on 10/14/2003 6:54:08 PM PDT by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia
Have seen the Etowah Mounds. It's in a fertile valley right beside a river that's used as farmland. You can see a long distance in both directions from the largest Mound which is rare in North Georgia. My theory on the Mound is that they built themselves an area to live above the flood plain while still living among the fertile valley they farmed and beside the river they used for their water source. They also had a good view of any enemy that may try to sneak up on them.

Good night Calpernia. :)

145 posted on 10/14/2003 6:54:52 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine
Night Aqua. Sorry for the lateness in getting to your thread. The trip threw off my schedule.
146 posted on 10/14/2003 6:56:26 PM PDT by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Billie
Hi Billie. Thanks for the invitation. :-)

This is for you.


147 posted on 10/14/2003 7:29:07 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (The CA recall's biggest losers are the three musketeers: the RATS, the LAT, and the National Inquire)
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To: LadyX
Since I checked your profile page I see that you are -ahem- of age enough to might have visited these two places.

Since you mentioned Sears, do you remember the GREAT BIG store on Ponce de Leon Avenue? If so, that was right across the street from the Cracker's Ball Park I mentioned in an earlier post on this thread.

My favorite restaurant was the Aunt Pitty Pat's Porch Buffet!

My favorite restaurant was up in Smyrna....Aunt Fanny's Cabin.

Wonderful down home Southern cooking but would be horribly Politically Incorrect today.

It was built from a ramshackle old slave cabin (Fanny's, of course) and the menu was presented by young black boys with chalk sandwich boards dangling from their necks with the days specials written thereupon. They would sing-song the offerings and, of course, always recommend we try the "Gen-u-ine Smithfield Ham".

Large, church-going dressed black women would walk around from table to table singing gospels and spirituals as you sat before huge bowls of squash and mashed potatoes with their serving spoons sticking out and plates of cornbread and butter.

"Help yourself and eat up".....Yum, yum!

148 posted on 10/14/2003 7:34:18 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Victoria Delsoul; Aquamarine; All; ST.LOUIE1; dansangel; dutchess; Mama_Bear; FreeTheHostages; ...
The roses are bee-u-tiful, Victoria, thank you. :)

Goodnight to all - have a nice evening - see you tomorrow.

Thank you again, Aqua, for a wonderful tour of Georgia - good show today in *spite* of time outs and down time.

Wolfie, hope you are able to sleep tonight without too much pain. :(

Diver, take care of that bronchitis - want MrB to make you a hot toddy? :)


149 posted on 10/14/2003 8:18:43 PM PDT by Billie
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To: lonestar; FreeTheHostages; jwfiv; Billie; Pippin; Libertina; JohnHuang2; Aquamarine; ST.LOUIE1; ...
Good night to the FINEST


150 posted on 10/14/2003 9:37:03 PM PDT by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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