You have the proper address for our e-mail.
still cannot get the web sites that you sent to me.
appreciate what you are doing.
live about a 4 hour drive from Porterdale. it is becoming more difficult
to make the trip.
The Methodist church is making plans for a 100th. Anniv. Jan 11, 04. It
being God's will I hope to attend.
am one off few who went out for full time ministry.
If I can make it to June 04 I will have been in the active ministry (pastoring
churches) for 50 yrs.
look back on my childhood and youth days at Porterdale as some of the best
years of my life.
have made the statement that I grew up in the best time, the best place,
with the best parents.
father (Ward Cawthon) worked for 40 yrs for Bibb. we lived in the same
house(4 Hemlock) for 36 yrs.
remember well the wading pool you spoke of. I remember when the swimming
pool was enclosed.
think I remember that the wading pool had a plaque with persons name on
cannot remember when the new bridge was built.
remember the wooden bridge.
One week we had a lot of rain and the river over flooded. You could hear
the roar of the water going over the dam hitting those Rocky Shoals. One
time when we had a flood a man jumped off of the wooden bridge in to the
racing water. when the river went down they found his body among the
boulders of the shoals.
Caldwell funeral had a parlor there in one part of the store buildings.
they had the mans body there.
remember Mr. Bulter who had the picture show there in the school building.
remember when they put sewage in the houses that did away with the out
a teenager I worked with J. B. Lloyd at Jack Elliot's store. You could get
a hamburger and a big RC for a dime.
Dec. 7, 1941 I was caddying at the golf course for twenty five cents for
always caddied for Volly Parr. When I got home that evening I
learned about Pearl Harbor. (by way of the radio) The next day, in the
gym, Miss Maude King had the student body to gather there to hear (by
radio) We declared war on Japan.
was drafted in 1946. I was in the AF 13 months. I was converted in march
1947 when I got out
went to a small Wesleyan Methodist collage in central south Carolina,
where I met this young lady who was born in Herkimer N. Y. moved to
Dayton, Ohio. Her maiden name was Voight. German and Dutch. We had four
boys, one died in a construction accident (1984). Our oldest son was in
the navy (4yrs) he is now a surgical PA. he lives Laurel MD. Our second
son is retired from the navy with 22 yrs. he lives in Northern VA. Our
youngest son is a senior MSgt. in the Air Force, he lives in Mt. Holly NJ
plans to retire in 05 with 24 yrs.
will stop for now. I know my spelling is not the best. I always had a
problem writing my mother.
Thank you again for all that you do to preserve the memories of the best
days of our lives.
Clarence Lamar Cawthon
O. Box 374
Hagan, GA 30429
Phone 912 739 2839