We are blessed of the Lord.
Ever since Stanley and I made the decision to start something new instead of following the usual retirement plan, we have been busy putting together this magazine.
Stanley retired from Orgil Inc. after 20 years of work to help me put this magazine out. He attended ABAC and is good with numbers so that makes him a valuable asset.
As for me, I 'retired' from teaching to start My Georgia Hometown Magazine. It is the fulfillment of a dream that began in a graphic design class at Valdosta State University several years ago.
The concept of doing a hometown-based magazine quickly captured my heart. I love hearing a good story and sharing it. I also love the artists of brush, pen and paper, music, metal and wood, and camera. AND, we, Stanley and I, love my hometowns, plural. They are not just rich with history, but our towns are rich with personality and personalities_young and old. They are full of talent dressed in anything from blue-jeans, ball caps, and boots to glittering evening wear. Everyone and every town has a story to tell and a dream to fulfill. AND, we want to tell their stories.
So, what makes me qualified to run a magazine? My BA in English/Journalism, minor in Creative Writing (VSU); an AA in Journalism (ABAC); my work toward an MA in Rhet/Comp; my work on local newspapers and magazines; ten years of teaching at a technical college; and a whole lot of FAITH, imagination, and gumption.
Stanley and I live in Alapaha, have six beautiful grandchildren and four very spoiled grand-kitties.