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is a superb way to work.
Right here in front of me I have
the Sunday, Feb. 7, 1982 B'ham News article by Clark Stallworth concerning Forrest's escape from Selma.
Here are the words of a Confederate surgeon named Dr. Rob't Dandridge Jackson who was born in Perry County in 1830 and died in Dallas County in 1914.Forrest with his escort and a number of men from various detachments
who rallied around him, escaped [Selma]
over the Burnsville Road, not, however, without a collision with the enemy over the same road upon which Wilson's troops had advanced.
He was compelled to fight his way through, and it was here that his last personal encounter of the war took place, in which he slew a Federal calvaryman, who with rashness had endeavored to cut him down.
This was the 30th enemy that the personal prowess of Genl. Forrest has placed hors de combat in a hand to hand encounter since his first engagement at Sacremento in 1861. He closed his fighting career at Selma, having had 29 horses shot under him during the War.I joined Genl. Forrest the day after the fight in Selma. He went to my house in Hamburg. After a short rest he went into the neighborhood of Marion Junction. I directed him to stop with my friend, Dr. Jones, while there who would give him good accomadations, which he did.
ROLL TIDE ROLL!
Please keep in mind as we approach the LSU game that this season is the 50th anniversary of COACH BRYANT'S FIRST SEASON @ BAMA
as head coach!!!!
The Tues., Dec. 3, 1957 issue of The B'ham News
Well, its a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
night to make romance
neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the nights magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush
Can I just have one a more moondance
with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with a-you, my love
Well, I wanna make love to you tonight
I cant wait til the morning has come
And I know that the time is just right
And straight into my arms you will run
And when you come my heart will be waiting
To make sure that you're never alone
There and then all my dreams will come true, dear
There and then I will make you my own
And every time I touch you, you just tremble inside
And I know how much you want me that you cant hide
Repeat 1st verse
One more moondance
with you in the moonlight
On a magic night
La, la, la, la in the moonlight
On a magic nightCan't I just have one more dance with you my loveHi,
My name is J.
My father, Bill Coker, did quite a bit of research on the topic I saw on your Zero, Northwest Fl. paper on the website today. I was quite surprised to see it since it is a topic perhaps only those of us interested in American Indian history or Florida's history might be interested in reading about-quite fascinating.
I stumbled upon it by accident.
How did you get started on this journey anyway?
Am interested in knowing if you have time to email.
J~I loved your Daddy.
I only got to meet him once but we were around each other at the beach for an entire weekend one time and he paid the tab.
That wuz kewl!
We talked on the phone all the time and WE TALKED BIDNIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!
I'm from Dothan and all my people are from around the Chipola, Chattahoochee, Flint, Choctawhatchee and Pea River Valleys so I came to this honest.
Let me hear from ya!
Isn't it funny how paths can cross at times? Had to go out on great web super highway to type in my name and pull up your article to meet you. I saw the nice tribute you wrote about dad on your site-thanks. Am not sure they make men like him anymore-haha- he was a super person.
I will let my sisters know about your site. They would like to read it as well.
That is a very special area of the country there. I always wanted to do research on the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and might still later. American Indian history is something I really enjoy.
Am here in China for my second year. Teaching here at Xianning University has been so much fun. I can't really call it work. They close down everything from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm for naps. They also celebrate more holidays than you imagine.
Still have a small 5 acre farm/home in Holt, Fl. rented out while I am here.
Past culture shock living here last year so I am truly enjoying the relationships now with individuals and traveling when possible. Told my sisters I can cook anything imaginable in a wok now. Am the only person in China that says "you all' and speaks Mandarin with a southern accent-haha.
Thanks for reply-it is nice to meet you. Will read more of your articles. Take care,
Thanks for posting the story behind "The Ballad of Grover & Becky".
I'd heard a little bit of this over the years from you & Richard, but I didn't have all the pieces... I hope you don't mind, that I posted a copy of your story on MySpace...
Please check out the haunting sound of
"The Ballad of Grover & Becky"
at Frank Tanton's myspace site http://www.myspace.com/thebopcats
RR,Happy to say that Buddy Buie seems to be making great strides….
All the best RR.
The natives weren't as restless today so dis TARZAN MOVIE waddn't so DRAMATIC!
Thank you, Jesus!
Thank you, Lord!
I talked to Buddy Tuesday morning & he definitely had some spirit.
HOW GREAT TO HEAR THAT AGIN!
rA NASTY Message From Miz Priz from Ole Mizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
PLEASE REMOVE ME FROM YOUR EMAIL LIST.
YOU ARE NEGATIVE AND YOUR ENERGY IS TOXIC.