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Opinions & Ideas THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 62OO40 oa (Brim,s ~uhli~atim~ Millard B. Gdmes, President JOHN KLWKI.~NDALL PUBLISJ IER/ED FIX )R LAt~nE LEX~S ADVERTISING D ll~:(q'OR CLINT CI~YBROOK /M~.~uA'r~; EDrroR ROB RICHARDSON A~%~I ~rANT EDITOR JAYNE GOLDSTON B USINF%'; ~/IA~NAGER Phone (706) 846-3188. Fax (706~ 846~2206 P O. Box 426 Hogansville. Georgia 30230 A Little History and :ions of PAGE 4A - HOGANSVIIA~ HOME NEWS - FEB. 12, 2004 Father Had Trouble With Women, From "If Love Was Off, jukebox that offered six room would howl in I'd Be About a Quart Low" - 1979 My father always had trouble with women, too. When he was a young man, growing up in Gwinnett County, Georgia, he opened a hot dog stand on the side of a country road. A few days later, two women in an Essex group came over the hill, lost control of their car, and ran over my father's fledgling place of business. "There wasn't an onion left," is how he later plays for a quarter. The com- bination, however, violated a basic rule of business: Never mix cheap bear and music. Lucille came in late one night and wanted to dance. She was a big, country girl who wore what my father described as "Bermuda alls" - overalls cut off at the knee. The trouble began when Lucille asked a fellow named Spud Kemp to dance, and Spud refused on the basis that Lucille was uglier than a "billy goat." "Lucille," he said, a case. Uncle Frank was a marvelous criminal attorney with a booming voice that was a mixture of Churchill's British, Tex Ritter's growl- ing twang, and enough Barry Fitzgerald Irish on the tip end of the tongue to suggest there Uncle Frank jury to find his client cent, and my father deeply impressed. "Frank," he said, was a beautiful job you! But wasn't it man's wife?" "Wife? What asked Uncle Frank. "The man's wife down front and explained by father. "That wasn't his said Frank. "That was o1' gull I paid fifty come heah and sc