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Nell Barrett, May 1933   Leave a comment

From The Scroll, LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia, May 1933

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I thank my sister, Barbara Jackson, for bringing this to my attention.

Nell Barrett (later Taylor) was my paternal grandmother.

http://home.lagrange.edu/library/hilltop_news_digitized/1933-05.pdf

The Time My Grandmother Met Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Leave a comment

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Above:  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, December 27, 1933

Photographer = Elias Goldensky (1868-1943)

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/96523441/)

Reproduction Number = LC-USZ62-117121

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Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001), my grandmother, told me about the time she met Franklin Delano Roosevelt before he ran for President.  He was, of course, the Governor of New York from 1929 to 1933, and had been going to Warm Springs, Georgia, before he became the Governor.  In the early 1930s my grandmother was a student at LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia.  Her roommate’s father knew FDR, so through that network the two young women met the future President.

They met him at Columbus (to the south of LaGrange) and spent much of a day with him, riding in his car–the one with hand controls.  But this was the age of in loco parentis, so there was a curfew at LaGrange College.  Students were supposed to be in bed and to have the lights turned out by a certain hour.   And the Governor could not get them back to campus before that time.  So he called the college, obtained permission for them to arrive late, and drove them to the campus.

It is a good story–one worth repeating.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 10, 2013 COMMON ERA

Thoughts (From L.C. On the Hill)   Leave a comment

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Above:  Early Moonlight (Between 1900 and 1912), by Ben Foster (1852-1926)

Publisher and Copyright Claimant = Detroit Publishing Company

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994023108/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-D416-599

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

Circumstantial evidence leads me to conclude, via Ockham’s Razor, that “L.C. On the Hill” is LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia, with its campus on a hill.  My grandmother, Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001) was a student there in 1932.  The college was not yet coed, so maybe her brother Randolph was visiting her.  And he was obviously recuperating from a break-up with a girlfriend.

http://www.lagrange.edu/index.html

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 10, 2013 COMMON ERA

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As I sit alone at my window,

I hear not a sound,

For the town is still and sleeping

As the watchman makes his round.

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The moon is in the heavens,

Looking majestically down,

Upon the earth beneath it,

Upon the sleeping town.

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The moon descends the western sky,

And I watch its fading glory,

I think what it means to me–

A few lines will tell the story.

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The majestic moon, riding high,

Was the height of our happy love.

With the fading splendor of the moon,

Dark clouds loiter above.

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These clouds, which hang so lovely,

Are the darkness which I now know–

For your love is mine no longer,

And I still love you so.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

APRIL 1932 COMMON ERA