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vent. I also have a solar-powered flagpole light, so I can fly the U.S. flag lit at night. —Eloise Grubaugh, Buckhead Lions Club helped me see A friend of mine from Barnesville gave me a gift of GEORGIA Magazine, and my first copy featured the Georgia Lions Lighthouse [see “Bringing the future into focus,” February 2011, page 20]. Growing up in rural schools, I was always able to sit where I could see the blackboard. When we moved to Forest Park, Ga., I transferred to a big school, where I was seated in the back of the classroom. I always got by somehow without good vision. Three months after I got there, though, the teacher put a big test on the blackboard, and I couldn’t read the questions. I was too shy to tell her, so I tried to guess what they were. The classmate who graded my paper laughed so hard and showed it to other kids who also laughed. The teacher came back to see what was going on, and after I explained, she gave me an oral test, and I knew the answers. She asked if I had ever had my eyes checked. Because we couldn’t afford an eye exam, she talked to the Lions Club, and they referred me for an eye doctor appointment. Two weeks later, I got my glasses, and I was so shocked by what I could see! A month later the Lions Club had a meeting, and she took me there so they could see me in my glasses. They gathered around, shook my hand and wished me good luck. This was around 1953. As years went on, I moved to contacts and then to RK surgery. I turned 70 this year and of the things that work or don’t, my eyes are great— and I have the Lions Club to thank for that! This story hit me in the heart, and I needed to let you know. I now live in Missouri, but my heart is still in Georgia. —Jim Thornton, Liberty, Mo. We welcome your letters. See page 6 for submission information. May 2011 Picture this? Guess where this is and you could Win $25! Welcome to “Picture this?” a monthly contest where we print a reader’s photo showing a Georgia place—and you get a chance to guess where the picture was taken! We will reward the reader whose photo is published—as well as the person who correctly guesses where it was taken—with $25 each. (If more than one person guesses correctly, we’ll draw from among all correct answers to determine the winner.) Winners’ names and where the photo was taken will appear in a future issue. Ready to guess? Send your guess by May 20, 2011, to GEORGIA Magazine, Attn: “Picture this,” P.O. Box 1707, Tucker, GA 30085, or email to picturethis@geor giaemc.com. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number. Have a photo? Send your original photos of locations that are easy to identify, but not too prominent (i.e., the Big Chicken in Marietta or Stone Mountain) to the address listed above, or you can email 300-dpi photos to us at picturethis@geor giaemc.com. Please send photos and guesses separately. Our winners from the March 2011 issue are Gary Monk, of Marietta, who took the photo, and Mary Edmondson, of Ball Ground, who correctly guessed that it is the Blood Mountain Shelter on the Appalachian Trail. Monk, president of the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club, says the shelter was built in the early 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and is scheduled to undergo restoration soon. At 4,450 feet, Blood Mountain is the highest point on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. Evidently, many GEORGIA Magazine readers are hiking enthusiasts; we received close to 400 correct guesses from throughout the state and some from neighboring states. Celebrating the Georgia lifestyle GEMC ® March 2011 More online at www.georgiamagazine.org 7 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

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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)
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