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Comments from our readers * Compiled by Jennifer J. Hewett

Memories from school days
In your September issue of Georgia Magazine, I enjoyed reading the My Georgia
article. [See " Excerpts from a 1947-48 third grader's diary, " page 12; bit.ly/3gdiary.]
After reading it, I pulled out the
notebook my Mamina, who
passed away 23 years ago, had
saved as one of her treasures. It is
my brother's third grade English
class notebook from 1972-73.
Frankie was the only one of
the four siblings who got to be
her student in school! Who knew
back then that our mother, an
English teacher in Puerto Rico,
was going to have all four of her kids living in the U.S. as adults and using the language
she taught? Thanks for this treat!
-Ana Raquel Morales, Powder Springs
Oh my! I love the September My Georgia piece so much! I hope the family of
Harold Dean Middlebrooks sees it and laughs at the March 31 entry: " Harold Dean
Middlebrooks ate three servings of rutabagas. " Ha-ha! Such a wonderful keepsake.
-Amber Lanier Nagle, via Facebook

Winner, winner!
[I won the September 2020 Trivia Contest.] Oh wow; I'm so jazzed! I never win
anything! Wonder of wonders ... Thanks so much!
-Cora Savard, Acworth
Editor's note: Savard correctly answered five simple questions about stories that
appeared in September's issue and won a $25 Target gift card. Want to win? See the next
page for details on this month's contest.

Learning about Georgia products,
places

Gifts galore from

GEORGIA

I just wanted to send a quick thank you for a
great magazine. We bought a house in Young HarS
ris in 2019 in preparation for my husband's retirement and us being able to live there full time.
I look forward to receiving your magazine and
reading it and learning interesting tidbits about
Georgia. I always learn something new from every
issue.
In November's issue I liked learning about
different Georgia businesses, since I like to do my
part in helping them during this wacky time. [See
" Gifts galore from Georgia, " page 16; bit.ly/
gapr1120.] I also love reading about all the various events that are happening in my
area. Thanks again!
-Lisa Kuchenbrod, Deltona, Fla.
By Jane Garvey

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MARY ZOLLER LIGHTNER

hopping amid the pandemic may be daunting, as we
avoid crowds and try to stay safe. But armed with a good
list of possibilities that are all Georgia-made, one may shop
comfortably from home, support a small local business and
discover unique, pleasing gifts.

FOR THE TREE

Lyn's Wrens, Atlanta; lynswrens@gmail.com;
etsy.com/shop/lynswrens

LYN COSBY

Atlanta artist Lyn Cosby uses recycled, felted-wool
sweaters to create her imaginative birds for Lyn's Wrens. She
finds the sweaters at thrift shops and yard sales, then washes
them in very hot water until they turn into felt. Cosby does everything by hand: cutting the patterns and felt pieces, embroidering
and stitching. The crafty birds are ideal for tree ornaments or even
a year-round decoration, set in a window. In addition to cardinals,
chickadees, bluebirds, cedar waxwings and hummingbirds, she
crafts other critters, such as squirrels and chipmunks. Price: $19.

LEM AG & SPECIALTY MARKETING

KISSED WITH LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

HEAT AND SWEET

Scotch bonnet pepper trees imported from
Jamaica are the source of the heat in delicious
jellies from Grump's Pepper Jelly. The Moultrie-based
company offers flavored pepper jellies alongside mild,
medium and hot versions of its original pepper jelly.
The medium-heat variety should pass muster with
anyone, whether dabbed on cream cheese and a
cracker or slathered on a roasted pork tenderloin. The
cranberry pepper jelly makes a nice embellishment for
a roasted turkey sandwich or a turkey breast. Flavors
include cranberry, blueberry, pineapple, wine and
South Georgia's favorite, mayhaw jelly. Prices: $10 for a
10-ounce jar; $25 for a three-jar gift pack.
Grump's Pepper Jelly, Moultrie; (407) 227-9132;
grumpspepperjelly.com

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I recently moved to the North Georgia EMC area. [Your magazine was] very interesting, and I enjoyed reading about different areas of the state. Informative small reads.
-Kathryn Tinker, Ringgold
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Georgia Magazine

December 2020

From THE EDITOR
Hanging a wreath on a door or wall
is almost as essential for celebrating the
holiday season as baking cookies or
giving gifts, and creating your own
wreath makes for a fun and attractive
craft project. It's also one that can
involve children, both in collecting the
materials and assembling the wreath.
Wreaths are more than just a
seasonal decoration. They remind us
that, like the intertwined greenery they
contain, we are all connected-woven
together by family and history. Turn to
" Making a boxwood wreath, " starting
on page 31, for step-by-step instructions from the holiday decor experts at
Hills & Dales Estate in LaGrange and
start your own family wreath-making
tradition.
Speaking of holiday traditions, few
are more time-honored than the baking
(and eating!) of holiday sweets such as
cookies, cakes and pies. If you're like
me, and you're more interested in
enjoying these treats than creating
them, turn to page 16 for a lineup of
some of our state's best bakeries.
The companies on this list vary in
terms of their style and products, but
they all have two things in common:
They are all family-owned, and they
offer a variety of delectable treats that
are sure to satisfy even the most
discriminating sweet tooth.
Finally, if you are feeling the pull of
the great outdoors this holiday season,
be sure to visit Georgia's state parks and
historic sites. Not only can you burn off
that extra slice of cake with a brisk walk,
but you can also participate in holiday
happenings.
A number of events are on tap,
including tree-lighting ceremonies,
candlelight tours, holiday music and
visits with Santa. To find out more, see
" Celebrate the season with Georgia's
state parks, " starting on page 28.
Enjoy!

Laurel George
Editor


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