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It has been an exciting week this week. I had to miss last week’s scrimmage game with Westside, but we won.  I’ll have to find out the exact score, but I think it was like 32-7.

Katie & Kelly visit the stands during 3rd quarter

Katie & Kelly visit the stands during 3rd quarter

Katie had her first danceline performance of the season Friday night .  It’s our first away game at Bleckley High Schoolin Cochran. Katie travelled with the band to the game and probably ride back on the bus as well.  Holly and I made the trek on our own.  It was  a good game, everyone was pumped about the win.  Swainsboro beat the Royals 27 to nothing.

Holly decided last week that she wanted to go out for the high school’s cross country team. So I took her to get her physical Monday and at tryouts, she was the second place girl.  She wasn’t even feeling well that day either. I’ll try and take some more pics at the meet.  She is quite a runner.  The coach is very happy that she came out for the team.  It seems that there aren’t many girls who like to do long distance running at the school.

SHS Cross Country team stretches after practice

SHS Cross Country team stretches after practice

Both girls are doing well in their classes.  Holly struggles from time to time with the language barrier, but it’s getting easier and easier every day.  We went to the mall on Saturday to hunt for shoes and other neccessities ( an Abercromie t-shirt, a hoodie, etc. ) .  As of today, we are still hunting for a new pair of Converse for Holly.  She knows what she wants, we just can’t find them in a store yet.  Sometimes that’s the drawback of living in a small town.

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I was messing around on youtube while on hold yesterday and I found an interesting excerpt of a 1940’s film.  I did some research and found the entire movie.  It is called Swainsboro Town Film. The film is 23 minutes long and gives you a sense of what life was like then and still is to some degree in Swainsboro, Ga.  It is posted on a library archive page on the UGA website — http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/collections/georgiarelated/swainsboro.html 

The webpage goes in to how it was saved and restored so that we can view it now.  There are a few places in the film like Coleman Lake that are still around.  It was like a large camping/recreation area with a pool and bowling alleys. The buildings are still there, but now it’s operated mainly as a restaurant without the bowling or swimming.  I plan to do more in depth research to match up places in the film to what they are today.  I know the red brick church at the end of the film is now the Emanuel Arts Center.  There are a few others that I want to double check for I can say for sure.

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