Winnwood Wisdom

Kleenex Please!

Well,I know summer is coming on strong because the pollen is making my eyes itch and my nose stuffy. I also know the Winnwood landscaping is fixing to explode with color. The DAWGS are getting ready to play too!! If anyone has any extra tickets let me […]

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That’s Not Gonna Work Dad!

As a kid, Dad was good at exposing me to all types of shenanigans. One day while we were at the hardware store I asked him, “What are those funny looking spears next to the shovels?” Dad said, “Frog giggers!”  WHAT?  They looked like something far more […]

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I Say, I Say!

Well, it seems like a win for the good guys this time and I’m not talking about the Presidential election! Instead of “Rock the Vote” for MTV, it should be “Rock the Chicken”. I try to stay impartial because I represent Winnwood  but I would like to […]

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Dad Was Right!!!

As a child, I often wondered why my father would take me to Middle Georgia to dig up various trees, plants and flowers. “Saturday morning, John!! Time to get up!” I knew it was the beginning of another weekend adventure.  “Get your Dingo’s on son (aka. cowboy […]

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Pick Me!

Well, mom is proud of me! This past Saturday I volunteered at the Cobb County Animal Shelter. Let me give you a little background information. As a child I viewed our animals as workers. Our house was smack dab in the middle of a peach orchard so […]

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The Truth Behind Wisdom!

One of mans’ biggest, historical challenges has been the quest of wisdom; and not just to find wisdom, but to understand it.  I believe I gain a great deal of wisdom every day from Winnwood.  The residents tell amazing stories of real life events. Every day I […]

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Sharing is Caring!

Since we were small children in kindergarten most of us learned to share at some point. Even though I am an only child I have never had a problem sharing. I used to give my parents’ things away all the time!! Ha Ha Ha!! Ok, in all […]

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Proximity to the Rescue!

One great advantage in living near Winnwood is that I am also only about a mile from Kennestone Hospital. ( I can hear y’all now. What happened?) Well, yes, I did run into a small situation late one night last week. I was opening a package of […]

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Show and Tell

When I was in elementary school, “show and tell” was my favorite part of the week. It usually consisted of me borrowing (wink wink) something out of my parent’s closet to show. I always tried to bring interesting items! Dad always put his wallet, keys and so […]

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What is Winnwood? Part 2

I would like to start off by saying way to go DAWGS! This week’s SEC Championship game against the Crimson Tide of Alabama will be epic! Easily the biggest game UGA football has played in the last 30 years. I say wear your red and black all […]

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This Time of Year

I love the Christmas Season – beautiful decorations going up in my neighborhood on Maxwell Avenue, the nostalgic smells of oak and hickory bellowing from neighbors chimneys, the joy of seeing families picking out their trees and the excitement in the eyes of the little ones. I […]

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Conclusion

It would not be my column without me saying  “Go DAWGS”.  I know it is a team effort but dang that Jarvis Jones is like Superman.  Does anyone know of a good place in town to get some tasty gator tail?  A team had to win and […]

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Trick or Truth Part Five

As we turn to the final stretch for Halloween I think about the true wisdom that our good Georgia boy legend , Lewis Grizzard,  would have said. “DAWGS it is time to get down on one knee and bark at those gators”.  Lewis we are going need […]

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Trick or Treat? Part Four

While at the BP station on Whitlock Avenue, my buddy Ed said he wanted to hear more of the Winn’s story line in my column. Ok Ed, here you go. I usually wait and share toward the end, but with Halloween fast approaching I wanted to get […]

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Trick or Truth? Part Three

All I can say is Mark Richt must have had replacement players in the GA vs SC game this past Saturday.  Maybe it was early Halloween for the team?  I pray the DAWGS can bounce back after that encounter with the Spurrierator!  I enjoyed  attempting to watch […]

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Trick or Truth? Part Two

As I was driving to Athens this past weekend to see the DAWGS and Vols play, I could not help but notice several families decorating for Halloween.  Decorating is a great family activity for all generations (especially if you are Clark Griswald).  I saw what looked to […]

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Trick or Truth? Part One

With Halloween approaching we all are reminded of pumpkins,  costumes and spooky ghost stories a scout master told around a camp fire one late night back in 1984 (alright that never happened).  Okay folks, back to being serious.  I am not particularly fond of people that try […]

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Silver Dollar

I wonder what happens to all those presidential campaign signs on Whitlock Avenue after an election.  I guess it depends who wins!  The DAWG’s are number 5 in BCS.  Auburn will be very tough this weekend.  We need a little magic “Larry”. I have always believed building […]

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Not Too Little or Too Big

Thank you Larry for a little Sugar falling from the sky on Saturday. The DAWGS secured the SEC East and will be headed to the championship in Atlanta to meet whatever team limps in. With a little more magic, we can play for the BCS Championship. Across […]

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