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Friday, November 21, 2008

Georgia Carnival: Edition 49

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 county can submit a post for inclusion if the topic of the post is Georgia related.

If you own a Georgia blog contact me at the email address in the right sidebar and request an”add” to the blogroll. If you have requested to be added since October please be patient as the site where the blogroll is maintained ( is undergoing some renovations and I’m unable to complete additions at this time.

The next carnival will be hosted here at
Georgia on My Mind on Friday, December 5th. Submissions will be due Thursday, December 4th . It’s hard to believe we will be hitting the 50th edition milestone next time.

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 the Georgia carnival can be found
here, and the carnival archives are found here.

Now… on to the highlights of Georgia blogging during the past two weeks.

Out and About

Shell’s family visited Pine Mountain, Georgia and they are Looking at Callaway Gardens Through a Different Lens...or Five over at Live the Life. On a recent outing family members participated in a photo scavenger hunt. I know this wonderful family personally, and guess who gets to judge their photos? Head on over to check out Callaway Gardens, and I’ll post a link when I’m done with the judging. :)

Ever hear of a twofer? You know…two for the price of one. Savannah Red provides the Georgia Carnival with a twofer with his post The Silver Skillet in Atlanta: Breakfast After Taco Mac. I love his restaurant reviews.

As a young girl Thanksgiving meant one thing for me….it was almost time for the annual trek to downtown Richs for shopping, lunch in their dining room, and of course…..a ride on the Pink Pig. Southernbyways has been taking a look at holiday traditions and offers up Holiday Traditions in the South: The Pink Pig. I rode my old friend a few years ago with my daughter. I was shocked to discover the pig had shrunk a bit since I was child. :)

Here at Georgia on My Mind I posted about a little trip I took to Vinings last week and provide my own restaurant review in A Vinings Kind of Thursday.

Over at Fluffy Flowers, Felicia takes us on a photo and textual tour of ICE Atlanta Holiday '08. No silly….not ice as in ice capades…Ice as in Indie Craft Experience. After viewing the pictures I really wish I hadn’t missed out on this craft extravaganza.

And Felicia reminds us that we have had some beautiful Fall weekends.

Blogs and Blogging

Over at The Greatest Story Ever Told Jim Morrow wants to alert us to a new blog…..Head on over to his post to get the link for Snapshots of South Georgia.

Political Leanings

During the recent election I read several stories about many Americans voting for the first time. Sara from Ashes and Glass provides Jiddu Voted…where she writes about her grandfather and an aunt who were voting for the first time.

William Cotter, known as Paw Paw Bill in the blogosphere, opines about the “rumors” swirling about Hillary. Remember her? Read his post Hillary Close at Hand.

Paw Paw Bill is also musing about the automobile industry and their sad woeful tale in his post Road Test.

Freddie Sirmans thinks there is a Flicker of Hope for America.

Historical Remembrances

Veterans Day was November 11th. Check out all of the men and women from this church that are serving or have served their county with this listing of all of the postings by war or historical era. There’s even a video to get the tribute started located here. At the end of the page you can click “older postings” for two or three others.

Education and Children’s Literature

In this wonderful post Dan, over at Oconee County, Georgia Politics channels Revolutionary War General Elijah Clarke (founder of the Trans-Onconee Republic), and distant relatives Alexander Hamilton and General Henry David Blackshear in fantasizing about taking over the Oconee Board of Education. Gee, I wish more of us would fantasize with a historical bent like this…..

In my capacity as an elementary educator I do have a fondness for children’s literature. Dawn over at Belle of the Blog writes she is submitting her post titled Always and Forever in the hope that the information contained therein could help a family going through a tremendous crisis. The book she writes about may just be my next purchase for my ever burgeoning library.

In my most recent post from History Is Elementary I advise Historical Tales and Literature Tales...They Go Hand In Hand…..a post where I review the children’s literature book…..Madam President by Lane Smith.

Literature For the Older Set

John, over at Grasping For the Wind, one of the best sites in the blogosphere for science fiction and fastasy book talk, recently allowed Starfinder author John Marco to guest post at his site. Read the entire post here and……let’s not forget James Maxey who targets readers fifteen and older.

Religion and Spiritual Issues

Ever wonder what happens when the short and loud people go to bed over at O The Joys? Follow the thoughtfilled conversation over tea in the post titled I Think She Knows. Short and loud….I like that description of the wee ones. I no longer have short ones….but boy….are they still loud.

My blog friend, Pastor Bill, over at Ministry Best Practices advises his post is one of the hardest he has had to write. Check out Big News.

Name Your Vice...Pay the Price….the post over at "Got Bible?" where I discuss some of the benefits of my recent surgery and some of the things I've had to face down.

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, December 5th. Posts can be sent to or use the handy submission form. Submissions are due by Thursday, December 4th by 6:00 p.m.

Thanks for your continued support of the Georgia Carnival!


Cotter Pen said...

As I do not spend much time surfing the web, it is always a pleasure to discover blogs previously unknown to me. The Georgia Carnival is a treasure. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Pine Mountain is 49 minutes away from our hunting camp: I saw commericials for their Christmas Fair (this past weekend) but unfortunately could not make it - it looked VERY charming! I guess great minds think alike as I was blogging previously about Priscilla myself (ah, those trips to the downtown Rich's as a child, and those sugar cookies from the bakery!).

EHT said...

Thank you, Paw Paw Bill. I've been unable to add new blogs since has been on the fritz. I think I'm just going to have to delete blogrolling and code the blogroll myself.....if not I will be depriving you of some very great "new" blogs.

Hi JennyLynd...the sugar cookies were great at the Rich's bakery. Our family's birthday cakes always came from the Rich's bakery, and I never could leave the store without getting a 1/4 pound box of their thin mints in pastel colors. I really wish I had some right now. They were great!

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