Send in your ideas of unique, historic spots in Augusta

A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.

– Will Rogers

Igot a phone call this week from a TV production company coming to Augusta for the Masters Tournament. They wanted to know what I thought were some of the unique, historic spots of our town.

“That’s a tough one,” I said. “There are so
many.”

They had heard of our “Haunted Pillar” on Broad Street and seemed excited about it. But I had to tell them the truth – it wasn’t really haunted and the years had apparently diminished the power of its deadly curse.

“I’ve touched it several times,” I admitted. “Best I can tell, it causes middle-age hair loss.”

I told them , however, I would get back quick with some suggestions, so, I am asking for your help.

What would you say are some of the unique, historic spots of our region that a TV company from out-of-town might find interesting? Zip me an e-mail.

 

HISTORY HOUSES: One thing I have mentioned to visitors that I think Augusta has all to itself is this: Two little boys living next to each other on what we now call Seventh Street.

Their fathers were both preachers and the boys played on the same neighborhood baseball team, one at second base and one at third.

Those little boys – Woodrow Wilson and Joseph R. Lamar – grew up to up to become a president of the United States and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, respectively.

I don’t think that’s ever happened anyplace else, but it happened here.

 

SENIOR MOMENT: I woke up, I lifted my arms, I
moved my knees, I turned my neck.

Everything made the same noises: “SNAP, CRACKLE, POP!”

I came to a conclusion ... I’m not old, I’m “Crispy”

 

ARC HALL OF FAME: There are still a few weeks left to nominate someone for the Academy of Richmond County Hall of Fame. Nominations end March 31.

Last year’s event was very well-received, and I am told this year the awards might be presented at the old ARC building on Telfair Street behind the municipal building. That would certainly add a historic touch to a school with so much history.

If you have any nominations, send the forms to: Academy of Richmond County, 910 Russell St., Augusta, GA 30904. Attention: Hall of Fame Committee

 

TODAY’S JOKE: Bill Wood, of Hephzibah shares this one:

A wife texts husband on a cold winter’s morning: “Windows frozen, won’t open.”

Husband texts back: “Gently pour some lukewarm water over it.”

Wife texts back 5 minutes later: “Computer is really screwed up now.”

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