The Fall! From Grace

Seven weeks ago I was taking the love of my life for a drive out for Ice Cream,  the proof that a man loves you!

You’ll have to trust me but our garage stairs are steep and something out of a Stephen King novel. 

We both started walking down the stairs and I guess I turned around and was caught by her beauty.

Then Bam!  I feel down 4 stairs and felt my ankle pop out.

This is the last time we went to urgent care,  they incorrectly diagnoses my dislocated ankle but the joint went through all my tendons.

There plan was to refer me to a orthopedic, We did and was referred to the great JC (John Chao) at Peachtree Orthopedic,   I was put into a external fixture and locked at home for six weeks.

I couldn’t shower for 4 weeks.  I had to do the homeless shower (baby wipes).   At least  work was feasible since I didn’t have to drive.

Finally I got the raptor claw removed and am back to walking in this boot for 3 months.

Dowdell’s Knob Trail-FDR’s dearest spots.

One of my favorite history trips, Dowdell’s Knob…


Look at this view! I mean it’s gorgeous.

Here is one more!


Like any History buff my cohort and I woke up at 4am to drive two hours to get a day trip of FDR history that day. It was magnificent, while we missed the sunrise to bask in the moment that FDR felt every time he sat on this ridge.


The magic was still there.





Wondering, what type of deals he made and what history was made right at this spot.  I even met the man, I was a little nervous.






We took a moment to step on the dead center of the mountain.


Our journey continued.



A look back in time-Diners the home of the true American love story

I can remember growing up in New York, not the City but in the suburbs and spending my nights with my friends eating burgers and fries at a diner. If memory recalls it was called Spotlight Dinner. It was magical and it was just good food and great adolescent conversations. This is what drove us, this also started my love for burgers. Still does to this day, just a short order cook making some burgers and slapping them on a bun.

This memory was driven by checking out Old Photo Archive, I started thinking how many love story started with a Dinner? How many people shared their first two person Milk Shake straw fight?

And most importantly how good was the food?


What’s your favorite Memory?


The Majestic Restaurant in 1933.

Kings County Guide To Urban Moonshining-Book Review.

On my way to learn about the history of Bourbon.  I came across Kings County Guide to Urban Moonshining.

Now I got this book from a used realtor on Amazon, I’m sure glad I didn’t pay full price.  While full of decent information on the history on Kings County Distiller History.

But coming to the distilling secrion which I was most concerned about fell flat,  no tips or real tricks but a regrrgitation on most how to guides and theory’s.

For this I was disappointed,  but the writing style was easy to follow and treated it’s reader to the respect they needed.

Would I recommend no, will I resell Possibly!

Roswell History Tour Part 1

My buddy and I decided to hit some History today! Being Georgian’s we decided to revisit Roswell GA and enjoy the town at 7am.

Our First Stop!

Francis Goulding House!


Francis Robert Goulding, author, clergyman, inventor, lived in this house at the time of his death, August 22, 1881, and is buried in the Roswell Presbyterian Cemetery. The son of Rev. Thomas Goulding, founder and first president of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Columbia, S. C., Goulding was born near Midway Church in Liberty County, September 28, 1810. Graduated from the University of Georgia in 1830, he was licensed to preach in 1833.

Marker Text: In this cemetery lie some of Roswell’s leading early citizens, most of whom came here from Georgia’s coastal counties: Francis Robert Goulding (1810-1881), clergyman, inventor, author of The Young Marooners and other juvenile classics; Barrington King (1798-1866), Roswell King’s son, first settler, president of Roswell Factories, and his wife, Catherine Margaret Nephew King(1804-1887); Nathaniel A, Pratt, D.D. (1796-1879), graduate of Yale and Princeton Theological Seminary, founder of the Roswell Presbyterian Church, its pastor for 40 years, and his wife, CatherineA Barrington King Pratt(1810-1894); Archibald Smith (1801-1886) and his wife, Annie Margaret Magill Smith (1807-1887).
In the old cemetery, at the top of this hill, lie: Roswell King (1765-1844), founder of Roswell, for whom the town is named; John Dunwody, Esq. (1786-1858), and his wife, Jane Bulloch Dunwody (1788-1856); James S. Bulloch (1793-1849), Major in the Mexican war, father of Martha (Miss Mittie) Bulloch, wife of Theodore Roosevelt. Her sons were President Theodore Roosevelt and Elliott Roosevelt, the father of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Inscription. In 1839, 15 Presbyterian men and women, ‘members of the colony’ of Roswell, invited the Rev. Nathaniel A. Pratt, D.D., of Darien, to organize the first Presbyterian church of Roswell. These charter members included the Bulloch, Dunwody, Hand, King, Smith, Pratt families, and Misses Elizabeth and Helen Magill, Susan Elliott and Sarah Gould. John Dunwody, Sr., Barrington King, and Archibald Smith were elected elders. Dr. Pratt, the first pastor, served until his death, 40 years later. The Rev. Henry Barrington Pratt, whose Spanish translation of the Bible is used today, went from this church as a missionary to Colombia in 1856; Dr. George Butler to Brazil in 1883. The early membership included several Negro slaves. Of these, Charles Pratt and John Hall became missionaries to Africa.