Fun Stuff
  Chattahoochee Chugalug     1978
  The Beta Bizarre
 Boogie Band
Long Hair, Unsquare Dude
Called Jack
Hollywood Argyles
Chattahoochee Records
1911 Postcard
“Cracker State” A long time nickname of Ga. The word cracker is a corruption of a common term used by anciently in Scotland to designate a certain yeomanry class of independents who were obnoxious to the aristocracy. There are also authorities who regard it as a shortened form of corncracker, which refers to the fact that cracked corn was long the chief article of food among the poor whites and hill dwellers of the south.
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but
rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used
up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
My Georgia Lady Love
by Howard  & Emerson
1899 Sheet Music
Chattahoochee Red
by Max Roach
I Want You Georgia
Lyrics by-
 Stanley Murphy
Music by-
Albert Gumble
1916 Sheet Music
At a Georgia
Camp Meeting
by Kerry Mills
Sheet Music
A Georgia Lullaby
by R. Stuart Pigott
1899 Sheet Music
When You Come Back To Georgia
by Geo Herrmann
Sheet Music
The Myers Corporation
Luggage Carriage Stand
Atlanta Ga.
Somewhere in Georgia
Underneath the Sunny
Southern Skies
words by Gail Miller
music by Jimmie McHugh
1917 Sheet Music
When It’s Cherry Blossom
Time In Georgia
by Bobby Jones &
Chick Story
1913 Sheet Music
In Dear Old Georgia
by Williams &
1905 Sheet Music
Dedicated to the
Atlanta Georgian
Kuddles and Kisses
A Kid Novelette
by Gus Edwards
lyrics by Edward Madden
1912 Sheet Music
AAA Post Card from
Mammy’s Shanty
Peachtree Street
Atlanta Ga.
The Peoples
Favorite Hobby
Willimantic Thread
“ Music never dies,
but continues it’s journey through each of our lives.”
In the 1500’s, most people got married in June. Why? They took their yearly bath in May. In June, they were still smelling pretty good but were starting to smell so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide their body odor. 
In the 1500’s,when a family took a bath, they would fill a 
big tub with hot water.  The man of the house would get
 the privilege of the nice clean water.  Then all the other 
sons and men, then the women and finally the children. 
 Last of all, the babies.  By that time the water was pretty thick.....thus the saying; "don't throw the baby out with 
the bath water." The water was so dirty, you could 
actually lose someone in it.  A long time ago, most houses had dirt floors.   Only the wealthy had something other than dirt... thus the saying;
 "dirt poor" If you had money, your plates were made of pewter.  Sometimes food with a high acid content caused lead to leach out into the food.  They really noticed it happened with tomatoes.  So they stopped eating tomatoes for 400 years!

Most people didn't have pewter plates though.  They had trenchers.  Trenchers were pieces of wood with the middle scooped out like a bowl.  Often times, worms would get into the wood.   After eating from the trencher with worms, they would get "trench mouth".
In Colonial America the beds were not of the box spring variety that we enjoy today. The straw mattress laid on top of a web of ropes. After some time the ropes would loosen. There was a tool - an iron type of gadget that looked somewhat like an old clothes pin but larger - which was used to tighten the ropes when they became too slack. Thus, the expression "sleep tight."
In the 1500’s, most of the houses had a thatch roof. Thatch meant thick straw, piled high with no wood underneath. Little animals would get in the thatch roof to stay warm. All the cats and dogs, mice, rats, bugs and other small animals lived in the roof. When it rained, it became slippery and wet so sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... thus the saying: “It’s raining cats and dog.”
Since there was nothing to stop things from falling into the house, they would just try to clean up a lot. This posed a real problem in the bedroom, where bugs and other droppings from animals could really mess up a clean bed, so they would make beds with big posts and hang a sheet over the top, it would prevent that problem. Hence... ” 4 poster beds with canopies.”
Wealthy people a long time ago, had slate floors but in the winter they would get slippery when they would get wet. To solve this problem, they started spreading thresh on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they would just keep adding more thresh until when they opened the door it would start slipping outside. So they put a piece of wood at the entry way... “ a thresh hold.”
Setting a good example for children
takes all the fun out of middle age.                      
The easiest way for your children
to learn about money,
is for you not to have any.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Nunnally Fine Candies   --   Atlanta
From "Dear Abby"
 Dear Abby:  I have always wanted to have my family history traced, but I can't afford to spend a lot of money to do it.  Any suggestions?
~ Sam in California ~
Dear Sam:  Yes.  Run for public office.
In the kitchen, they would hang a big kettle over the fire. Every day they would light the fire and start adding things to the pot. Mostly they ate vegetables and didn't get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, they leave the leftovers in the pot to get cold over night and then start all over the next day.  Sometimes the stew would have food in it that had been in there for a month! Thus the rhyme..... "peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."
"Strength does not come from winning
Your struggles develop your strength.
When you go through hardship
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength."

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that
commands your thoughts, liberates your
energy, and inspires your hopes."

- Andrew Carnegie
“ Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to
 be happy.”  
Ben Franklin

Dandelion Wine
The following recipe was transcribed ver batim from the booklet,
Fleischmann's Recipes - 1915
Pour one gallon of boiling water over three quarts of dandelion flowers. Lets stand twenty-four hours. Strain and add five pounds of light brown sugar, juice and rind of two lemons, juice and rind of two oranges. Let boil ten minutes and strain. When cold, add half a cake of FLEISCHMANN'S YEAST. Put in crock and let stand until it commences to work. Then bottle and put corks in loose to let it work. In each bottle put one raisin, after it stops working. Cork tight.

Chairs are always good to have,
so friends can sit beside you.

“Dixie” was only a northern song
The precise details of when composer Dan Emmett wrote “Dixie” seemed to change every time he told the story (and some even dispute that Emmett was the author in the first place). But he first performed it in New York City in 1859, with the title “I Wish I Was in Dixie’s Land.”

Emmett was a member of a blackface troupe known as the Bryant’s Minstrels, but he was indignant when he found out that his song had become an unofficial anthem of the Confederacy. He went on to write a musicians’ marching manual for the Northern army.

Before and during the war, the song was a huge hit in New York and across the country, and quickly became one of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite tunes. The day after the Surrender at Appomattox, Lincoln told a crowd of Northern revelers, “I have always thought ‘Dixie’ was one of the best tunes I have ever heard. Our adversaries over the way attempted to appropriate it, but I insisted yesterday that we fairly captured it.” He then asked a nearby band to play it in celebration.