THE THINGS you learn by paying attention ...
In a recent column on the Walt Farr Indian Relic Museum opening up at Cheaha, I reached for a line from an old Larry Gatlin song:
“All that glitters is not gold.”
Well, Debbie Tyson dropped me line, which again says there is not all that much new. Her note, in part:
“The line was actually first used in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice ...
“All that glistens is not gold,
“Often have you heard that told;
“Many a man his life hath sold,
“But my outside to behold.”
I threw in those extra three lines to fill a bit of space (I’m being honest here) and let Debbie know I do pay attention. I appreciate such from readers. It makes writing this column a lot easier than picking cotton ... of which I have more than a few lines not printable here.
And I did look up the lyrics. Mr. Gatlin simply subbed “glitters” for “glistens” which is eminently fair in song writing.
Before leaving Mr. Farr, if you’re looking for a great way to spend a lovely Saturday, his museum opens with dedication ceremonies at 11 a.m.
Also, the eating is just fine at the lodge restaurant and their signature dessert, Blackberry Sundae, is itself worth a trip up the mountain.
A translation for that is the County Commission is putting on a spread for those of you who wear a badge anywhere in our county.
The eating begins at 11:30 and will be on the table until 2:30 and, again, if you are a law officer in this county, barbecue and such is “on the house” as the commission’s way of saying “Thanks.”
You people deserve it ...
A super lady, Della is still sharp, one I remember from a visit with her a couple of years back for this column.
It could have been John and Liz Edwards celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary for a marriage that began back in 1956 in a small Episcopal church in Hammond, La.
Make that read Dr. John Edwards – now retired – who did a bunch for the ailing in his years at the Anniston Medical Clinic.
Good people ...
A member of the Senior Beta Club, Brent is president of the Student Government Association, the Alabama Honor Choir, holds excellent and superior ratings from the ACSI Writing Festival, and has attended the Capstone Leadership Conference (at Alabama) and the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Academy.
Named defensive MVP in soccer this past year, Brent plans to attend the University of Alabama and is trying to decide between biomedical or architectural engineering.
“Brent is an extremely bright young man who has been blessed with a multitude of talents,” said Regina Musser, guidance counselor. “He is a natural born leader and the sky is the limit for this young man.”
Proud parents are Donnie and Tammy Borrelli, Jennifer Lane, Oxford.
Take a bow, Brent ...
George Smith can be reached at 256-239-5286 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org