Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Fine Feathered Friend

I came home from school one sunny hot day. With me was my 3rd grade friend, Miriam. I was in the 4th grade and felt so grown up when the teacher had asked me to help Miriam learn English. This … Continue reading

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Civil War Soldier…150 Years Later

This Georgia girl grew up hearing the horrors of Sherman’s March across Georgia. My great great grandfather, Washington T. Driskell, had died in the Kingston Confederate Hospital. My great great grandmother, Adeline Hinson Driskell was terrified of the Union soldiers. … Continue reading

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Journal 365

Keeping a daily photo journal in 2009 was perhaps one of my favorite projects in keeping a memory alive. Everyday I had my camera and notebook in hand. It was interesting to think about different aspects of my life that … Continue reading

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Little Heritage Journal

Searching for my heritage has been a decade long process. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love the search for old names and places. I gathered a few of my favorite old photos, black cardstock (reminiscent of … Continue reading

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In Memory of a Big Brother

Bobby was thirteen when I was born and he was the best brother a spoiled little girl could ever have had! His mother, Miriam Hilda Williams Lampkin, had died when he was six years old. And almost immediately, his dad, … Continue reading

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Driskell Grocery

After a decade of working for the Georgia Roads Department, my grandfather, Charles Venson Driskell, opened a small grocery store across the street from their home on Dubose Avenue in Athens. I never thought to ask if he built it … Continue reading

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Freshman Dinner

The year: 1967 My age: 18 Place: Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama Occasion: Freshman Dinner Never had I been to a formal dinner. And never had I worn a formal! But in the big black trunk‚Ķcarefully packed in layers of tissue … Continue reading

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