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Alabama-Auburn It’s Only a Game

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Greg Gantt Alabama-Auburn, 1972 Alabama ahead 16-3 Auburn hadn’t moved the ball The whole game. Late in the game Greg drops into punt formation. Bill Newton comes up the middle And blocks the punt. The ball bounces into David Langner’s hands. He scores a touchdown. Alabama 16-10. Next Alabama possession. There are still holes In the middle of Alabama’s line Greg drops into punt formation. Bill...

Fate Doesn’t Bother to Tell Us When We’ll Die

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But it does seem to allow for some words which might not be the flow of normal conversation. Darrell Ward and Lisa Kelly, of “Ice Road Truckers” (IRT) on the History Channel, formed their own company this season just ended, the 10th for IRT. They had worked for Polar Industries in Canada prior to that. Because of a delivery situation at the end of the season, they joined forces with their...

My Mom’s Sense of Humor

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My Mom left this earth in 1987. She didn’t take everything with her. She left me her sense of humor—thank goodness. After World War II, my Mom opened a beauty shop/flower shop combination in East Point, Georgia. Not that many women owned businesses at that time, but my Mom was undaunted. If any wholesale florist run by a man or any other man she dealt with in business thought they...

“Mean” Joe Greene

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With all the disrespect for the National Anthem and the Flag, it was such a delight to see “A Football Life” on TV about “Mean” Joe. No doubt Joe was tough as nails on the football field, and he said when he was playing he was tough period, regardless, anywhere, anytime. That’s hard to believe. He always had that grin from ear to ear. Then came probably the most...

Sayisms™, a Laugh, a Smile, Who Knows?

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9/18/17 Southern Sage Sayisms What Do Ya Mean By That? OMG—Oh my goodness. Dag Nab It—acceptable language in the Southern Baptist Church only. “That’s up the road a piece?”—Anywhere in the transcontinental United States. 9/13/17 Southern Sage Sayisms—After the Fact In the hospital. “You weren’t fool enough to try that?” I put a sign out in the fenced front yard for my new dog to...

WEHS & WE—a Collection of Additional Memories

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After I finished the WEHS Book, a couple of people e-mailed me, and asked if I planned to do a sequel. Physically I probably could not have done it. Mentally I probably could, because I had everything down to a routine. That’s not to say that everything ran smoothly during my nine month journey. The first two weeks were a disaster. I had e-mails coming in, stories coming in to a degree, and...