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dave350

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Clarence Thomas was your dad?
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“My Grandfathers Son” is the title of the book. Clarence was raised by his grandfather because his father bolted after making three children. His mother was too poor to raise them. The living conditions he describes when he lived with his mother outside of Savannah are horrendous. I wasn’t sure how this book would read but so far I’m having trouble putting it down.
 

r3gulator3

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“My Grandfathers Son” is the title of the book. Clarence was raised by his grandfather because his father bolted after making three children. His mother was too poor to raise them. The living conditions he describes when he lived with his mother outside of Savannah are horrendous. I wasn’t sure how this book would read but so far I’m having trouble putting it down.
Sorry dave350 dave350 I was trying to turn a funny in a play on words. I knew what you meant. However, i dunno the time line when he grew up near Savannah, having lived in the area I can say, there are definitely places near Savannah where they still have a very “antique” mentality towards how folks should live and interact with one another. The low income housing around Chattam county is very run down in comparison to other places I have live. And there are places where you just don’t go unless you live there. Where my daughter works off of Oglethorpe in Savannah, when she closes a police officer comes to escort her to her car when she locks up.
 

dave350

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Sorry dave350 dave350 I was trying to turn a funny in a play on words. I knew what you meant. However, i dunno the time line when he grew up near Savannah, having lived in the area I can say, there are definitely places near Savannah where they still have a very “antique” mentality towards how folks should live and interact with one another. The low income housing around Chattam county is very run down in comparison to other places I have live. And there are places where you just don’t go unless you live there. Where my daughter works off of Oglethorpe in Savannah, when she closes a police officer comes to escort her to her car when she locks up.
No Worries. I kinda thought you were joking. I saw an opening to talk a little about what I’ve read and I took it. Let me ask you though, he says his ancestors (slaves) worked on a three thousand acre plantation in Liberty county. That plantation is now a bed and breakfast. The B and B is in a big barn. That barn is where the slaves worked a lot. He doesn’t name the plantation. A google search though came up with Dunham Farms. Are you familiar with this area?
 

r3gulator3

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No Worries. I kinda thought you were joking. I saw an opening to talk a little about what I’ve read and I took it. Let me ask you though, he says his ancestors (slaves) worked on a three thousand acre plantation in Liberty county. That plantation is now a bed and breakfast. The B and B is in a big barn. That barn is where the slaves worked a lot. He doesn’t name the plantation. A google search though came up with Dunham Farms. Are you familiar with this area?
Ft. Stewart is in liberty county, it actually takes up most of western liberty county. That’s where I was stationed for 8 years. The BnB your referring to is south east of Hinesville. It’s actually closer to riceboro very near the coast and the marsh bogs there. Maybe in older days that was a little rougher but it’s cleaned up and touristy these days. It is a huge plantation stead, I’m not sure where folks actually stay for the BnB part.

You get into the backwoods towns and there is definitely a “Deliverence” feel to it. If you ain’t got GA plates just keep rolling. In some if you ain’t from the county don’t stop. I pulled into a little hole in the wall store in Hortense and was told I should leave. I wasn’t from round here.
 

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As an aside, Hinesville was torched by Sherman during the Civil War as he made his march to Savannah. Hinesville never economically recovered from the civil war until 1941 when the Army set up Fort Stewart there. It’s also the largest Military installation east of the Mississippi River consisting of like 290,000 acres of training land and garrison.
 

ironpony

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That plantation is now a bed and breakfast. The B and B is in a big barn. That barn is where the slaves worked a lot. He doesn’t name the plantation. A google search though came up with Dunham Farms
Doubtful. That barn would be 160+ years old now. The modern view of slavery has been remarkably sanitized. The center's of production by slave labor had moved west by Civil War times. After the cross-Atlantic slave trade ended, the old South became an area where slaves themselves became a major cash crop.

The Half Has Never Been Told
 

dave350

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Doubtful. That barn would be 160+ years old now. The modern view of slavery has been remarkably sanitized. The center's of production by slave labor had moved west by Civil War times. After the cross-Atlantic slave trade ended, the old South became an area where slaves themselves became a major cash crop.

The Half Has Never Been Told
Yes but the original structure could have been demolished and rebuilt.

Thanks for the link, I’ll check it out.
 

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Vietnam echoes from the wall......voices from the wall ..... why vietnam still matters the war and the wall.
 

Rigjockey

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You don’t push your luck in a town like that. Especially sporting a military hair cut. You just nod and head to the door before they change their mind and it ends up not working in your favor.
I was in a hole in the wall bar here and there was a table of four guys. Everytime I stepped out for a smoke they would say go home white boy. I would walk back in and they had nothing to say.It was only the four of them and one of me and the two owners so, 7 people.

They closed down because, well, four racist assholes can not keep a bar open.
Another friend of mine was there at different time and was told to leave because they didn't like his kind;)
 
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