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Old 09-25-2006, 04:38 PM
 
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You've got me beat on that one. I can only remember Atlanta going back to about 1969-70 or so at most. My grandparents lived in the Virginia Highlands / Piedmonte Park area - just an average middle class sort of blue collar area. Gramps worked for Sears most of his life, and then he had a retail store all the way out in Marietta. Going out to Marietta was like taking an all day trip to nowhere. I just recall that back then, Marietta seemed like a real run down old town, buildings in disrepair - not much going on there at all, a bunch of junk shops. Some bum threatened to cause trouble for him, me and my brothers (all real young kids) if he didn't give him 50 cents. Seemed like a lot of seedy people hanging around in that town back then. Sort of reminded me of the way Sanford was to Orlando - where I'm from. I haven't been back to Marietta in perhaps 30 years, and have no desire to ever go there again.

I also recall my grandparents taking us as kids to the Varsity, or sometimes the Jr. Varsity. Now, perhaps you Atlantians think that place is great, but all I remember is getting nasty cold hotdogs with mustard and ketsup slopped all over it. I guess it was cheap, so that's why we had to endure this place.

Our favorite place to go was Stone Mountain. Coming from Florida, as a small child, I used to think that was the biggest mountain in the world! It wasn't until years later that we even went to North Georgia / North Carolina; and I was in my 20's when I first saw the Rocky Mountains.
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:14 PM
 
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Boy, that does bring back memories. My other set of grandparents lived in an apartment that overlooked Piedmont Park when I was very young. I'm sure they have long since been torn down.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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not true, We get beer all the time at Walmart and groceries stores and restaurants. only few selected little stores may be dry
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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Default Want to help with N. GA/Tenn location

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My Wife And I Are Looking For A Small Town To Retire In Ga. A Friend Suggested Ellijay. Does Anyone Know Anything About It? We Currently Live In Florida.
I have read the responses to your inquiry and agree with them. My wife and I have a beautiful custom home that shares 100 acres with one other home 10 miles north of the GA line and 2 miles west of NC line in Tenn. We would be willing to lease it to you for 3, 6, 9, or 12 months in order for you to understand the area and make an educated decision. The house is beautifully furnished and the property includes a 5 acre stocked spring fed pond. There is easy access to Blue Ridge, GA, Murphy, NC and the "real" small town feel of McCaysville, GA that you do not get in Ellijay. If you would be interested in seeing photos and discussing it please email me at [EMAIL="chshealy@yahoo.com"]chshealy@yahoo.com[/EMAIL].
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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We are in Fl too, all I know about Ellijay is that it is a "dry" county, meaning no alcohol sold in stores or restaurants..
My wife and I have a beautiful custom home that shares 100 acres with one other home 10 miles north of the GA line and 2 miles west of NC line in Tenn. We would be willing to lease it to you for 3, 6, 9, or 12 months in order for you to understand the area and make an educated decision about locating in the area. The house is beautifully furnished and the property includes a 5 acre stocked spring fed pond. There is easy access to Blue Ridge, GA, Murphy, NC and the "real" small town feel of McCaysville, GA that you do not get in Ellijay. If you would be interested in seeing photos and discussing it please email me at [EMAIL="chshealy@yahoo.com"]chshealy@yahoo.com[/EMAIL].
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