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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordless: Margaret Mitchell House

This is the place that Margaret Mitchell….author of Gone With the Wind…lived while she wrote the famous novel. She referred to it as “The Dump”.

Today the Tudor Revival style home is maintained and owned by the Atlanta History Center and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. A museum is included on the property today which is devoted to the film version of Gone With the Wind.

The official Margaret Mitchell House website can be found here.

Have a great Wordless Wednesday!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Georgia Carnival: Edition 53

Welcome to the Georgia Blog Carnival!

The bloggers featured here are all part of the extensive list of bloggers from Georgia I have listed in the right sidebar of this site. Any Georgia blogger can submit a post to the carnival, or a blogger from another state or country can submit a post for inclusion if the topic is Georgia related.

The next carnival will be published here at Georgia on My Mind on Friday, April 10th. Submissions will be due Thursday, April 9th.

If you maintain a Georgia blog and would like to host the carnival at your site e-mail me to set up a date. It’s a great way to put your own personal spin on the carnival.The last edition of carnival can be found here and the carnival archives are found here.

Now on to the carnival:


Over at History Is Elementary I posted The Chicken or the Egg...where I relate an online conversation I had with an administrator regarding laying off teachers and who should come first during when decisions must be made…students or teachers?

Jeff Emanuel at Peach Pundit brings up a good point….When the state is billions of dollars in the hole it Isn't the Best Time to Demand a 333% Pay Raise.

Good Eats

Chow Down Atlanta reviews Swiss Alpine Bakery while Omnivore clues us in about Cafe Lapin.


Marcus Smith goes Treasure Hunting for Sources of Creativity.

Cathy's Grace Notes provides us with A Blessing of Shawls.

Shell over at Shell's Stuff has been creating again and says, “Bind It All.”

Finally, look at these right cute Handbags Fluffy Flowers has been making.

Politics and Opinion

Check out Georgia Legislative Watch where they keep you advised regarding the daily happenings down under the gold dome in Atlanta. Friday’s posting gave a overview of Crossover Day.

Griftdrift over at Drifting Through the Grift provides a good summary as well with Gonzo Lawmakers Day.

Over at Paw Paw Bill he’s wondering about Limbaugh Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

Here and There

Ever wonder what was heard during the year after you were born?? Will Think 4 Wine knows.

Paw Paw Bill provides a recap of his experience in purchasing a little trailer in King of the Road.

Things to Do

Liz Wright presents The Georgia Aquarium: Tanks for the Family Memories written by Jill Martin Wrenn posted at Travelogged.

The Guru gives us a good run-down on screen resolution with 720p vs. 1080p posted at Satellite TV Guru.

Check out Atlanta on the Cheap to discover how you can Let Kids Help the Smithsonian Plan a Museum for Free Passes.

Miss Virtual Reality presents New Technology Predictions For 2009.

Well, that’s it for this edition of the Georgia Carnival.

Please support these fine Georgia bloggers by letting them know you have visited them with a comment. Your continued support with your links and shout-outs at your site helps to alert others to what we Georgia bloggers have to offer.

The next edition of the carnival will be found here at Georgia on My Mind on Friday, April 10th. Posts can be sent to or use the handy submission form. Submissions are due by Thursday, April 9th by 6:00 p.m.

Thanks for your continued support of the Georgia Carnival!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless: Gainesville Tornado

Following the terrible 1936 tornado that destroyed Gainesville, Georgia, President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited the town when they dedicated a new civic center including a new city hall and Hall County courthouse on March 23, 1938.

The Digital Library of Georgia states, “Roosevelt praised the people of Gainesville for their remarkable achievement in rebuilding the city better than it was before the storm, and suggested that this excellent example of local good citizenship could also be usefully applied in a national setting.” You can see the transcript of Roosevelt’s speech here.

You can find out more about the 1936 Gainesville tornado here.

Just a reminder…the Georgia Carnival will be posting here on Friday, March 13th. Submissions are due tomorrow. If you have a Georgia blog or you have written a post about Georgia you can submit it here.

You can find other bloggers participating in Wordless Wednesday here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Georgia Blogroll Additions

This week’s additions to the blogroll are all very worthy and interesting reads depending on your personal interests.

Project Logic GA – The tagline at this site states ‘Southern Moderate African American Issues.” From the About page I thought this was interesting….”We believe that African-Americans have been conditioned for too long to think (politically) one way. Why should a person be ostracized because one supports a Republican or conservative? But on the other hand, why does one feel that if he considers himself a Democrat and he votes for a Republican, that it makes him a Republican?” In today’s posting titled T.I., the Barbership Talk, and Appalachia Slyram has an interesting spin on what is needed to help our nations’ youth. I found it very thought provoking and liked how the piece connected the wisdom of our fathers, a member of the rap culture, and the recent report by Diane Sawyer regarding the children of Appalachia.

Fred's Finds n Follies Blog – So, what do you do when you move from Arizona to Georgia? What else? You start a blog. Fred states, “To me, blogging is like writing a letter to myself. Others can read it, but only I know the full story.” How true! Follow Fred as he explores his new Southern home. Welcome to Georgia, Fred!

Jeff Owens: The Real Deal – Many thanks to my husband who let me know about Jeff Owens’ blog. This isn’t just a blog about the Georgia bulldogs…Jeff Owens is a member of the team. His most recent posting is the text from an ESPN interview with Chris Low. There’s nothing like getting the scoop right from the Dawg’s mouth!

North Georgia Street Team – This blog serves as a showcase hub for a group of local artists who sell their handmade items on the Etsy site. I like how they are keeping it homemade and keeping it local! You can take part in their Mardi Gras Challenge and win a prize.

The Beaded Lily – While this blog focuses on jewelry arts and beading you’ll find a little bit of everything as well …plus you can purchase Sarah’s lovely jewelry here.

Smelly Rhino Studio - The blogger at Smelly Rhino Studio is a member of two Etsy teams including the North Georgia Street Team mentioned above, and as her tagline states her blog consists of frequent rants of an artist, writer, and musician in need of a patron! See her Mardi Gras creations here.

While I find a few Georgia blogs on my own it’s a much easier process when the Georgia blogger contacts me directly and requests a link. You can contact me at to request a link.

Please remember the next Georgia blog carnival will post on March 13 here at Georgia on My Mind. You can submit your post to the carnival here . Please remember to keep submissions down to two, and they must be dated within the last 30 days to keep the carnival relevant.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

It's Snowing in Georgia!

A few shots from our ride home from church today. Snow is so rare in Georgia.

Yes, I'm a silly southerner....taking pictures of snow. I love snow!

Entering my neighborhood.

My house is somewhere in those trees.

From the back door.

Another view from the back door. Yes, I just happened to get the obligatory plug for UGA in the shot. :)

From the front door.

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