A 5:45 AM out got me out on the road to my old friends Darren and Cici great house in Tucker, GA. Nap and away to the Braves/Brewers game at Truist. WOW!
Battery Park found us at the Omni for the absolute quintessential burger before the game. Oh yeah baby!
A rain delay made our late arrival after dinner right on time. Absolute blast with 42,502 at the game.
A gourmet breakfast of this everything all in egg/frittata casserole that Cici made with fresh baked croissants and jam. Out of this world. Gib!
I went to meet some cousins from my grandfather’s side of the family that had just taken a chance and reached out to me via the blog at Murfreesboro. It was incredible. Our grandfather’s were brothers and they had ancestry.com records and books. I was sent a recent historical article about my grandfather, Rupert McAdoo Smith Sr. I am the third. He distinguished himself at Vanderbilt in 1921 as a quarterback and halfback in an undefeated season as the leading scorer. Only to marry my grandmother a year later and go back to school and coach and teach.
This picture was from the restaurant we ate at. It is from 1917 or so of the Tennessee Normal School. My Grandfather also played for MTSU before playing at Vanderbilt. I was three when he passed.
Leather helmut. The visit was so incredible. I also learned of family and a home in Lacasses(sp), TN about 10 miles. I have a ton to read and catch up on. What a lovely family.
Mariella comes today and we get to visit Cumberland Falls before going to Blowing Rock. Big couple of days. Big peace out.