Chattahoochee Child – Bibb City


Bibb City – mid 1960’s  Papa worked as a loom fitter at Bibb Mill. Wearing Bibb overalls and a denim shirt to work, rarely did he find the freedom or time to take a tobacco chew break. He knew the repercussions if Grammy caught him chewing tobacco; and he realized if he chewed tobacco atContinue reading “Chattahoochee Child – Bibb City”

Rainy Days…Rainy Nights…Will Charleston, SC EVER See Sunshine Again?


Dearest Readers: As I glance outside at the window by my desk, I see gray skies…Raindrops are dripping slowly to the ground. Trees are covered with so much moisture, they almost lose their color. The mimosa trees drip with a grayish color as if to say they are sick and tired of this rain andContinue reading “Rainy Days…Rainy Nights…Will Charleston, SC EVER See Sunshine Again?”

Friday Reflections…


Dearest Readers: If you follow my blog on a regular basis, you will know I haven’t written much in this column in about two weeks. Last week was truly the week from Hell for me. Beginning with suspected car problems where the technicians replied, “The engine light wasn’t on when we checked it…” Of course,Continue reading “Friday Reflections…”

Life in a Mill Village During the Hay Days of Textile Mills…


LIVING IN BIBB CITY The waters of the Chattahoochee River flow along the riverbanks of Bibb City, a small mill town located on the red clay banks of Columbus, Georgia. The harmonious water trickles in creeks, and rocks; gleaming through thick pine forests, poison ivy and vines. Sometimes the river is rustic, a reddish-brown terracottaContinue reading “Life in a Mill Village During the Hay Days of Textile Mills…”

When I Think About Christmas…I Think of Traditions…


Dearest Readers: Today is Christmas Eve, December 24, 2013. A day for the world to come together, to celebrate and give thanks. When I think about Christmas, I think about years past. The many, many Christmases celebrated at my maternal grandparents tiny home in the mill village of Bibb City, Georgia. I remember my grandmother’sContinue reading “When I Think About Christmas…I Think of Traditions…”

Welcome to Bibb City / Columbus, Georgia


Chattahoochee Child Barbie Perkins-Cooper Copyright April, 2013 Arriving in Columbus, Georgia on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, I struggled not to allow depression to overtake my mood. Exhausted from an eight hour drive, I plopped on to the tiny sofa, attempting to relax. “How can I relax,’ I whispered to myself. ‘This is the city thatContinue reading “Welcome to Bibb City / Columbus, Georgia”