Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy 77th Birthday Daddy!

Daddy,   Jimbo,   Me,   Robin,   &   Mama

Never really noticed until today.....
Mama's father had no hair.....
Daddy's father had plenty of hair.....
Wonder what side it came from?

Thanksgiving Day - 2010

I have an extraordinary and wonderful family!
It has been a long and very trying year for us in many ways!!!
Enough Said........
Love you all!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Does it taste like chicken?

A Melody from
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

Turtle Soup

Beautiful Soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Soup of the evening, beaufiful Soup!
Beau--ootiful Soo--oop!
Beau--ootiful Soo--oop!
Soo--oop of the e--e--evening,
Beautiful, beautiful Soup!

Beautiful Soup! Who cares for fish,
Game, or any other dish?
Who would not give all else for two
Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?
Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?
Beau--ootiful Soo--oop!
Beau--ootiful Soo--oop!
Soo--oop of the e--e--evening,
Beautiful, beauti—FUL--SOUP!

Atlanta Georgian - July 11, 1906 - page 3
Hotel Aragon - Atlanta, GA

  The Cumberland Island Hotel
“A Reader's Digest Version”

Most of the coastal resorts developed in the United States were located primarily in the northern states in the early to mid 1800's. While "sea bathing" was a popular event, it was not until after the end of the Civil War, that the southern states started to establish many of their own “sea bathing” resorts.

Up until then, if anyone were to be traveling in the remote areas of the south, it was not going to be a pleasant adventure. But with the advancement of the railroad lines and the development of the steam engine, it was possible for steamboats to allow travelors to have easier access the remote areas along southern coast.

Since the early 1800's, settlements of small farms were located at the northern end of the Cumberland Island.  Around 1870, it was in a few of these simple farm houses that "inns" first appeared, Oriental House and Seaside House. 

With the continued development of the property at Seaside House, the resort period started to unfold by 1879 and 1880 with the addition of six new cottages.  Development and improvements to the property at Seaside House "Cumberland Island Hotel" continued into the 20th Century.

The enticement and appeal for the public to this resort: oyster bakes, seafood, boating facilities such as a naphtha launch and a fleet of row boats, beach promenades, surf bathing, a bowling alley, livery stable for tackies and trap excursions to the Dungeness estate, orchestra concerts, a pavilion for dancing, fishing, hunting for deer and alligators, bird shooting, target shooting, bicycles, and a mineral artesian well famous for cures in cases of dyspepsia and indigestion.

Then there was the allurement of

Atlanta Georgian and News - June 25, 1908 - page 2

Full moon
torch lit nights....

Telegraph and Messenger - June 4, 1872

Search for the scratchy tracks "crawls" leading up from ocean.

Macon Telegraph - June 24, 1897 - page 3

 What can one do when they catch a turtle? 

Macon Telegraph and Messenger - June 3, 1877 - page 4
Henry's was a “family groceries” located in Macon, GA.

Columbus Enquirer - June 23, 1886 - page 3

Columbus Enquirer - July 12, 1888 - page 3

Fact: A leatherback turtle on display in England at the National Museum of Cardiff was approximately 100 years old when it died. The turtle measured almost nine feet in length and weighed 2,016 pounds.

Macon Telegraph - Jul. 5, 1896 - page 3
When you catch the unwieldy animal, you'll need help flipping her on it's back.
Approach from the front,
the flippers might trowel into the sand
bring a load of the sand into your eyes.
Better yet,
ride her back to sea!

Atlanta Georgian and News - June 24, 1908 - page 2

 a former but strange
live-stock industry!!!

LIFE Magazine
 March 10, 1947