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I include Lee County in this description. The "Idol" worship of that fella with two first names was amusing to watch. Nice kid, I wish him well, but the panting sycophants were out in full force.
But, I am "apart" from the solution.
This has zippo to do with Paula Deen herself, but I have notice over the years that Albany has a bizarre fascination with any local person who achieves any degree of fame or notoriety. It's a little weird in an idol-worship sort of way. I wonder what the local preachers think of this.
You still can't get past the fact that Albany is a backwater town far off any beaten path. Museum might be nice for the handful of locals who worship cooking celebrity, but beyond that? Not much..... If it comes to pass, I predict a monthly average attendance of around 5, not counting friends and relatives.
As a product of Westover High, I can attest to the fact that I was sorely surprised when I went off to college at being forced to take remedial math because the HS had so overwhelmingly under-performed. And this was in excess of 25 years ago. I can't imagine it has gotten any better since then.
Now what made you think I was not referring to the rednecks? You read into my post what was in your own head, not mine.
Don't see much of that where I moved to. I suspect it might have something to do with the population make-up......
This same story could have been written over 25 years ago. I don't think much has changed, probably the same 25 years before that.
Merry Acres and the RiverQuarium? Yeah, good luck with that. I'm sure "international dignitaries" will be quite impressed.
I always enjoy your columns. They transcend the source in which I read them. Albany would do well to have more like you.
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