Last week, Janice, John Hulbert and I went over to Julianna Horsting and Ginny Crook’s open house-reception at their antique and gift shop, “Camellia on Main,” in Marshallville. While there, I did something which is causing me regrets.
I purchased three books: “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham; “Chili Dawgs Always Bark at Night” by Lewis Grizzard; and, “Fat, Dumb, and Happy Down in Georgia” by Bill Boyd.
I gave the Grizzard book to John Hulbert because I had already read it and I knew he would like it. I’ve started the Grisham book and will soon finish it. Then, there’s the Bill Boyd book which, as Boyd might have said, “has thrown a deep regret on me.” My regret is that I didn’t read lots more of Boyd’s “stuff” while he was living, and let him know I thought he was good.
I’ve written this to say I’m confessing to stealing the idea for this column from Boyd’s story on page 25, entitled, “Sweet Georgia..... What I Like About It.” And, so, here’s mine, in alphabetic order, the things I like about Georgia.
I’m happy down here in Sweet Georgia, and hope that you are too!
Larry Walker is a practicing attorney in Perry. He served 32 years in the Georgia General Assembly and presently serves on the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.