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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Journey Across America

Awakenings is venturing to take a journey across America in search of historical, entertaining, and/or perhaps just personal ties to her blogging community. There is always some tidbit, special nugget of history just waiting to be shared one more time or perhaps for the first time.

Many of us have lived in more than one locality within our lifetime. Different reasons take us to different places, some short-lived, some settled in for the long haul. Each destination carries with it a unique personality, both the place and the people. For me, I have come a full 360° . . . in other words, I have come full circle from the time I was a toddler 'til today as I relax in retirement. 

Much has changed, while much is still the same, in reflection upon my little town. 



My Little Town

Donalsonville, GA
Chartered December 8, 1897
Gateway to Lake Seminole
Population: 2,796 at the 2000 census

Walking down main street
Won't take you very far
Storefronts in a row
Don't even need a car

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No fancy restaurants
GOOD food's the tease

 Fried chicken and 'tators
Pass the biscuits, please

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No local teen hangout
 No cinema in fact
Murals on outer walls
Keep the past coming back

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Many doors have closed
Debris strewn on the floor
What once was thriving
Is long gone, no more

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Ghosts of ages past
Haunted the county
'Til justice at last


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Brothers in Blood
 Each a prison escapee
Killed and raped
 In the year '73

Seminole County Courthouse, built 1922
Courthouse still standing
Stately none the least
Staring down main street
Poised like a beast

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Gateway to Lake Seminole
That's it's name to fame
Crappie, catfish, large-mouth bass
 The best fishing game

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Call on a neighbor
Brings blessings indeed
No need to worry
If ever in need


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Food, fun, fellowship
Family times abound
Sunday's are restful
 

Picnicking on church ground

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Springtime azaleas
Summer gnats and flies
Fall hunting for deer
Winter's grand sunrise

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Farmers and merchants
Some even renown
Best people on earth
That's my little town


©Awakenings
Sharla Lee Shults
 
 What about you? Do you have something to share about your little town (or city)? Leave a comment and contact point for a feature post on Awakenings!