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hood home in Millen. Mama loved taking pictures in front of its canopy draped with big white blooms that looked like oversized teacups. She did her “picture takin’” before church because, she’d say, “You’ll mess that purty dress of yours, and I’ll not have that, little missy! I stayed up all night helpin’ the Easter Bunny press it.” Easter mornings opened with silk bonnets, matching drawstring purses, white gloves, new dresses and white patent-leather Mary Jane’s laid out on my bedroom chair. White polka-dotted Swiss muslin with a purple velvet sash and a crinoline petticoat come to mind. Her secret didn’t last too long! I figured out who the Easter Bunny was, and what Mama meant was that she was the one who stayed up all night sewing my dress so it would be a surprise come Easter morning. Naturally, I never let on that I knew. The smell of her fresh, homebaked bread wafted throughout our house at Christmastime, but her banana nut bread, a recipe from Greatgrandma, always found its way into red or green cellophane, then onto our neighbors’ tables. My wonderment at Christmas Eve, she’d scold, “Now, Sandy Claws is comin’ soon, skadat to beddy-byes, sugah!” I don’t think she ever missed a night kneeling by my bed saying prayers. I watched on Mother’s Day mornings, as she scooted to her rose garden to snip just the right red baby-buds for my corsage. She’d make one for herself and a boutonniere for Daddy. “Red stands for ya mama’s alive, and white means she’s passed on,” she’d say. Try, try, try she did to make a lady of me; I guess she wanted to make sure I knew these important traditions, things to be passed down to her descendants, mind you. That morning, when Mama passed, I believe she celebrated Easter, Christmas and Mother’s Day all in one. She needed to ready her house because Jesus was on his way for afternoon tea. I guess the banana nut bread needed bakin’ too. And, Mama “nevah” served store-bought anything. May 2011 Candy Westbrook lives in Ball Ground and is a member of Amicalola EMC. She is devoted to Southern hospitality, beauty pageants, football cheerleading and the color pink. She lives to write about these experiences and covers college football through a mama’s eyes. If you have a meaningful Georgia experience to share, see page 6 for submission information. Be sure to enter GEORGIA Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards Contest! Visit georgiamag azine.org/readerschoice 2011 to vote for your favorite Georgia places, people and things! Vote today! NEVER PAINT YOUR HOME AGAIN! Throw away that paintbrush and Call RHINO SHIELD today! We’re more affordable than you think! Rhino Shield looks like paint but lasts a whole lot longer. Guaranteed for 25 years never to crack, flake, chip or peel. Perfect for wood, brick, block, stucco and cement fiber board. Thousands of color options to choose from. Water proofs and resists mold & mildew. Wood Repair and prep work included. (with Financing Available! throughapproved credit Enerbank USA) CLIP THIS COUPON AND Georgia Coatings 20% * Expires May 31, 2011 SAVE Georgia Coatings Covering the entire state of Georgia! ® Georgia Coatings 10 years of success Celebrating 10 CALL TODAY FOR A FREE EVALUATION. 877.678.2054 www.RHINOSHIELDGA.com More online at www.georgiamagazine.org As seen on Curb Appeal. 41 http://www.georgiamagazine.org/readerschoice2011 http://www.georgiamagazine.org/readerschoice2011 http://www.georgiamagazine.org/readerschoice2011 http://www.georgiamagazine.org/readerschoice2011 http://www.RHINOSHIELDGA.com http://www.RHINOSHIELDGA.com http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - May 2011

Georgia Magazine - May 2011
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Georgia’s Energy Outlook
Special Energy Report
Dolphin Tales
Agrability in Georgia
Creature Comforts
Georgia@home
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - May 2011

Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Magazine - May 2011 (Page Cover1)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Magazine - May 2011 (Page Cover2)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Magazine - May 2011 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Currents (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Currents (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia’s Energy Outlook (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Special Energy Report (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Dolphin Tales (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Dolphin Tales (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Dolphin Tales (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Dolphin Tales (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Agrability in Georgia (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Creature Comforts (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Creature Comforts (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Creature Comforts (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Creature Comforts (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia@home (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia@home (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia@home (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia@home (Page 35)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 36)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 37)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 38)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 39)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - My Georgia (Page 40)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - My Georgia (Page 41)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Gardens (Page 42)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Gardens (Page 43)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 44)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 45)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 46)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 48)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 49)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50A)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50B)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50C)
Georgia Magazine - May 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50D)
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