By Sam Burnham
I'd like to take just a few minutes to offer best wishes to my fellow Georgian, Jimmy Carter. The 92-year-old has been hospitalized in Winnipeg, Canada after dehydrating while working on a Habitat for Humanity site there.
I'm guessing it was a pretty toasty day there to overcome a South Georgia farmer like that. Carter is well known for his long time support of the group which builds houses for families in need. Carter doesn't just send checks, he also shows up for duty with his hard hat and gloves and, at 92, works on home construction. He left the crew on site with instructions to stay hydrated and to keep working.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are also known for taking their turn to clean bathrooms and cut grass at their church in Plains. They have also worked extensively to eradicate the Guinea worm parasite in Africa.
The former president has assured everyone he is OK, and considering he has beaten cancer and will soon beat Guinea worm as well, I'll take his word for it. Hope to see you up and at 'em again very soon, Mr. Carter.
Historian, self-proclaimed gentleman, agrarian-at-heart, & curator extraordinaire