Monday, August 24, 2009

Glascock County

February 16, 2009

August 8, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Scarboro - General Store, 1976 & 2008

"On an old logging road, cracked and broken from years of neglect, where the red clay is slowly covering what's left of the pavement, Hazel Frawley's general store still stands. A short distance down the road, the skeletal remains of a wooden bridge stretch across the Ogeechee like ancient crosses in a forgotten graveyard.

Nothing much comes this way any more, but the little clapboard store remains open. Mr. Hazel has run this store for over forty years, and he can remember when he sold everything from coffins to candy. The shelves are virtually bare now, except for a few canned goods and several different sizes of wash tubs that hang form the overhead rafters. Those who travel the Ogeechee River have been stopping by the store for as long as anyone can remember, stopping by for a Moon Pie and an RC Cola." - Jack Leigh, 1976

Hazel Frawley's General Store

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Athens to Savannah, 11/30/2008

Notes from trip.
  • Rain, fog. Football team lost to Georgia Tech after winning 6 in a row.
  • Monk House - Slowly collapsing, winter's coming. No trespassing signs are new, more lonely than usual.
  • Crawfordville - Jesus Saves mural still there, fighting the elements.
  • Camak - Fog, passing intermodal train, white car, mansion, more fog.
  • GA80 - Nightfall, pouring rain and J.J. Cale. 18 wheelers in gravel lot illuminated by street light.  Southern rail cars through head lights.
  • Bartow - Antebellum lit up for x-mas
  • Wadley - Not photographed, old black man stepping out of club. One day I will take photographs like this.
  • Scarboro - Does anyone live here? I'll be back.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

north florida

It was the Florida of my dreams. Not Disney World. The trip home from Disney World.  You're sitting in the back of the car, trying to stay awake. Looking out the window. Rolling farmland, Spanish moss, live oaks. Green. Lots of green. Pastures. Heaven. And it never ends. This is the Florida you dream of. Not when you're a kid leaving Disney World. When you're twenty years older, seeing the land for the first time. You know you've seen this before, but only in a dream. . .

Don Blankenship, 1986.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bostwick - Nolan House

Mortgage: Morgan Co., Ga.: 10 Feb. 1836, Wm. Brown to Thomas Nolan, both of afsd. co., promissory note for $167.50 due 1 March next. Security: a bay filly 3 years old, a bay mare & colt, a dun colored cow & calf, sow & 6 shoats, 3 pigs, 3 beds, steads, & furniture, 3 ovens, 2 pots, 1/2 dozen sitting chairs, table, chest, 2 plows & gear, spinning wheel, knives & forks, plates, 500 lbs. bacon, 20 barrels corn, 2000 lbs. fodder, & crop of corn, fodder, & cotton I make this year. If Brown pays Nolan on time with interest, this to be void. /s/ William (x) Brown. Test: Baldwin B. Head, John L. Dorough. Mortgage proved by Baldwin B. Head, 22 Feb. 1836, Thos. Nolan, J.P. Recorded 14 March 1836.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cosmic Conspiracy

"Moreover, there was the influence of the Southern physical world itself - a sort of cosmic conspiracy against reality in favor of romance. The country is one of extravagant colors, of proliferating foliage and bloom, of flooding yellow sunlight, and, above all perhaps, of haze. . ." - W.J. Cash

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Monroe - Jack Peters Gro.

Jack Peters' Gro.
Located halfway between Atlanta and Athens, in Monroe, GA, Jack Peters' grocery has been a family business for three generations. Today, Stephen Peters runs the grocery store that has been passed down from his grandfather to his father and now to him. Stephen's oldest customers can still remember a time when they were forced to come through the back door. In 1946, they saw four of their own hanging from a tree. In three days, we will have a black President.

Stephen Peters