With Christmas Day now behind us there won’t be much new on this blog before the end of the year. We’ll be sharing some from the archives and maybe pointing folks towards some Possum Drops or talking about peas & greens, you know, New Year stuff.
But 2018 has been a big year. And it has been a good year for ABG. Readership has grown and we’ve tinkered with the podcast format. Expect to see more of that medium in 2019.
2018 started with a road trip. Cruising through small towns like Richland, Parrott, Dawson, Leesburg, Ashburn, and, of course, Inaha. The trip culminated with The South Georgia Cracker Quail Hunt in Lowndes County. We followed that up with a hopeful look at the future of our State Game Bird.
We remembered the life of Governor Zell Miller, who passed away early in the year. His was a life of service, to Georgia and the United States.
We added several book reviews, including works by James Calamine and Jan Croon. There were others as well. We also reviewed several movies and TV shows.
While looking at Time’s “Southern Issue” we came across the story of the North Wilkesboro Speedway and other NASCAR “ghost tracks” and even interviewed racing legend Bobby Allison about these places.
We reported from Washington, DC, Mount Vernon, and Manassas Battlefield. We drove through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley again.
We've rebutted outsiders in The New Yorker, and The New York Times. And you can bet there will be more of that in the new year. We will stand for the truth.
So please come along with us. 2019 will be our best year yet.
Historian, self-proclaimed gentleman, agrarian-at-heart, & curator extraordinaire