The Letter that started it all......

Tell me what you like about Pike County, Georgia! Let's tell everyone!

I live in the best part of the biggest state east of the Mississippi river in the most generous and best country in the world. I really like my home and my neighbors. This blog celebrates that fact!

Let's get the word out! Just click on where it says "# comments" (where # is the number of comments) and use the comment form to tell me what YOU like about Pike County! Put your name in the comment. Bookmark this page!

Monday, May 30, 2011

One of the Big Boys

Here is one more benefit to living here in beautiful Pike County! The things you see just looking out the window. Now, this big boy is probably on someone's wall right now, but he was in a gang of four big ones that wandered through my back yard. They grow them big down here!
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

PIke County Baseball!

The boys of Spring have been tearing them up!  With their 6-1 victory Monday, the Pike County Pirates advanced to the Finals for the State Championship.  They meet Buford on Saturday for the title.  I'd say "Good Luck, Pirates!", but there really is not luck involved.   Theses boys have worked hard for YEARS for this!  The small things they do right, each and every time, are the result of hours of repetition and dedication and attention to detail.  It's a behavior seldom seen in those so young- it's a behavior that leads to success outside of sports, success in life.  I am so proud of these young men.  They truly deserve to be rewarded!

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Future Gator is Graduating!

It won't be long before Elizabeth will be on her own in the big, bad world. I think I'll tell her what my dad told me. Some sage advice that had stayed with me since that fateful day in 1968 when I left for college. He leaned close, stuck out his hand and said, "Good luck, kid! Love you!"
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wonderful Time at the "Pig Pickin'"

The Pike Historic Preservation Society and the Friends of the Wihiskey Bonding Barn had a benefit pg pickin' yesterday on the grounds of the restored Bonding Barn.  Bert cooked the pig and we had RC Cola and Moon Pies, too.  The weather was incredibly nice, too!  I you are interested, contact Chris Curry at the bookstore on the square in Zebulon.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Damage in Vaughn, GA

There was damage all around us!  Bj was out of town, working, but the dogs and I knew this was a bad one!  I've seen a few storms in my day, and this was the worst by far.  As I watched out the window, scanning for twisters, it was easy to scan the skyline- there was so much lightening, it was like constant flashbulbs going off.  I think Pike County was spared damage- but every adjoining county had some damage.