Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Merry Fricking Christmas

Right before Christmas there was some excitement in Resaca. On Friday night, we could see flashing red lights at a neighbors house down the road from us. We were worried about a friend and neighbor who was very sick.

On Saturday we saw more flashing lights and my husband said it looked like a boom or something being pulled from the ditch. I had to go investigate.

It turns out a driver lost control of his truck and hit two ditches before diving nose first into the second ditch. 

I talked to some neighbors and asked if anyone was hurt. They said nobody was hurt badly, whatever that means after crashing in a ditch. They also told me that our neighbor, Richard, had gotten disoriented because of the medicine he was taking and the family called an ambulance for him.

I hope Richard and the man driving the white truck are going to be alright.

tire tracks
nose first

damage done

Like I always say, It's always something in Resaca. Stay safe, folks, and slow down and don't drink and drive.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Clean Up in Resaca

Train Derailment

Part III
Clean up continues two weeks after the train derailment in Resaca.

As Always

Monday, March 13, 2017

Train Wreck

Train Derailment

Part II
The other day I posted pictures of all the activity in Resaca after a train wreck. Today I was overcome with curiosity and decided to take another trek through the woods to see what I could find. 

Trees were splintered and pushed down and I could see the workers down the railroad tracks a piece from me. I steered clear of them and wound my way through the woods looking for wreckage.



Saturday, March 11, 2017

It's Always Something

Train Derailment

Donny went walking on Chitwood Road yesterday. He said he heard a loud sound like a sonic boom and when he turned around to look behind him he saw a cloud of smoke rising in the distance. He was near gate #5 on the road. This is where they always have the reenactment of the Battle of Resaca.

Last night we had some excitement in Resaca as tractor trailer trucks rambled down Highway 41 and turned onto Chitwood Road. I counted four flatbeds carrying big equipment and then three or four more showed up. 

I couldn't figure out what was going on so I went walking on Chitwood Road to find out what was going on. When I went for my walk I saw nine trucks and heavy equipment at the end of Chitwood Road.

I asked one of the men what was going on and he said there had been a train derailment and teams were called in from Atlanta and Knoxville, Tennessee to help.

I wanted to walk down into the woods but since they are still working and it wouldn't probably be safe I figured I could do that some other day.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Zack's Menagerie

Zack Norville has a farm on Dug Gap Road near my parents house. He collects exotic animals. He used to have a lot more animals than he does today. Now he has buffalo, horses and cattle. He also has some donkeys and an emu and a llama. He used to have zebras and camels and water buffaloes. Mr. Norville passed away recently and there may not be any exotic animals there for very long.

Colt and I stopped at the farm and looked at his beautiful animals. They came right up to the fence so that people could feed them. Norville's farm was a tourist attraction. People came from far and wide to see his exotic animals and they didn't have to pay anything like you have to do at a petting farm.

Colt and the donkeys.
Animals came from everywhere.
Llama sure? I thought you had food.
Food! Who said food? Don't forget the chickens. Emu?
My beautiful cousins Piper and Angie.

Confederate Markers

Every year the reenactment of the Battle of Resaca is held on farmland on Chitwood Road in Resaca Georgia. These are the markers and signs on Highway 41 and Chitwood Road. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Prater's Mill

Prater's Mill has a fair twice a year, once in the spring around Mother's Day in May and the second time in October before Halloween. This year Kim and Scout had a booth at the fall fair. For more information go to Prater's Mill. Prater's Mill is in north Whitfield County.


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