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Manchester Arms English Pub

Manchester Arms English Pub

I went with friends to the Manchester Arms English Pub tonight in College Park.  We sat outside because the restaurant was completely full. There was the beginning of a slight breeze so we thought it would be cool enough to sit outside in spite of the heat. So instead of waiting for a table inside, that’s […]

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Tustannuggee Hutkee Chief William McIntosh

Tustannuggee Hutkee Chief William McIntosh

In downtown Atlanta, every other street name is Peachtree and in Fayette and Coweta Counties, every other street name is McIntosh.  The reason for this prevalence is because of this man, Chief William McIntosh (ca. 1775 – 1825). His Creek name was Tustannuggee Hutkee which means White Warrior. He was considered a white warrior because […]

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While You Watch

While You Watch

My brother has skills.  Among his many talents, he can repair and make jewelry.  I went to his shop recently and took a few photos while he worked. He advertises while you watch jewelry repair so I took it literally and photographed him on the job. Hmmmm There’s something adolescently satisfying about seeing your brother caged. Ha Ha! Today […]

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Swan Coach House Restaurant Favorite Copycat Recipes

Swan Coach House Restaurant Favorite Copycat Recipes

The Swan Coach House in Atlanta is the absolute perfect spot for lunch, parties, or any celebration.  It has been an Atlanta fixture since 1967.  I always order the Swan Coach House Favorite.  This entrée features chicken salad in crispy timbales, frozen fruit salad, and cheese straws.  It is delightful! On this particular visit I bought […]

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Red Orbs and Southern Ghosts

Red Orbs and Southern Ghosts

I constantly look online at houses for sale in my area, particularly old houses in need of some TLC.  I would someday love to move into a money pit house and refurbish it.  Probably won’t happen, but it is always in the back of my mind.  Recently I found a structure for sale in Griffin, […]

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Peaches and Swirls

Peaches and Swirls

The first freestone peaches of the season arrived yesterday at one of our favorite farmstands. This particular variety is called Fire Prince.  I don’t know the difference in the peaches, per se, but I can taste a difference if I have several to sample. There weren’t different ones to sample today, but I was just glad to […]

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Cinebistro

Cinebistro

Gigantic clouds beckoned me out the door and lured me to downtown Atlanta to meet two of my friends to see a movie. Clouds can do that, you know. I met Terri and Gina at Cinebistro for dinner and a movie. We went to see Central Intelligence.  Funny movie!   At Cinebistro, you must arrive […]

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Blue Willow Inn

Blue Willow Inn

To complete my birthday celebrations, we met my brother and nephew in Social Circle at the Blue Willow Inn Restaurant.   We’ve been there quite a few times because the food is delicious and it is conveniently located between our house and my brother’s house in Madison. Today, there were bluebirds swooping overhead and finding […]

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New Driver's License

New Driver’s License

Lucky me.  I got to spend the day at the DMV getting my license renewed. I drove 25 minutes to my friendly DMV office and got my number like you would get at the deli counter except here you don’t get roasted turkey samples or the promise of an Italian sub later. I had spent […]

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Antiques and Treasures

Antiques and Treasures

We made a trip to Brooks and Griffin again this weekend to explore the Broad Street Mill shops in Griffin.   We stopped along the way in Brooks at the little thrift shop run by the Methodist church.  I was their big winner of the Saturday drawing and I won a three foot long Twix […]

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