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These are just a few of my childhood memories when Granddaddy and Grandmother McCune lived on 19th Street in Columbus, GA: I remember……. Grandmother’s buttermilk and lard biscuits running with melted butter. fried grouper and flounder, caught by Granddaddy in Destin, FL, cooked in a black iron skillet on the kitchen stove. No outdoor deep fryer for grandmother! heavy quilts on the fold-down sofa bed on cold winter nights. gas space heaters to fight off the chill. the creaking of the front porch swing and…

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In the 1920-30s in the Southeast, textile mills ruled the manufacturing industry. Close on its heels were the burgeoning electric power companies lighting up the cities and rural towns. Both industries sought ways to lure workers, and one of the most popular was sponsoring commercial ball teams. In fact, according to Daddy, Granddaddy Bill McCune moved his family from Columbus to Manchester, GA, when he was recruited by the local textile mill based on his baseball skills. A bit strange to us nowadays, but they…

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On a hot, humid evening in a small, west-central Georgia city skirted by the murky Chattahoochee waters, a batter approaches home plate, knocking the red dust from his scruffy shoes with the tip of his wooden bat. Bottom of the ninth, and it’s now or never. Removing his cap to wipe the sweat from his brow, he grounds his feet into the dirt at home plate setting up for his left-handed batter’s stance.  After warming up with a few practice swings, he faces the pitcher,…

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