Come on fall!!
By Mandy Snell
COME ON FALL!! Yes, I like summer, but I love fall! Always have and always will. Summer is good because you can watch your garden grow, jump into the pool and go fishing until the sun goes down. But fall... well there’s crisp apples, boiled peanuts, the changing of the leaves and you can pull out your jeans and sweat shirts.
Then there is football! Those Friday nights under the lights with the good ole’ hometown rivalries. Those hold very fond memories for me, as I’m sure it does for all of you. And then there is Saturdays in the South, college football. I have seen grown men cry when their team didn’t win. These are the “true rivalries”. Arguments over who’s team is the best, has caused many to question who their real friends are. lol. My blood runs red and black, just had to throw that in there.
Another thing, well actually an event, is the Gwinnett County Fair! Some of you will remember that I sold admission tickets for 13 years. Most of those years I shared a booth with Partee. He and Coach Mullins did it for more times than I did, good memories were made there also. I had my daddy in the office too. He was President of the Gwinnett County Livestock and Fair Association for 14 years and Vice President for about 19 years under his good friend Carvis Williams. He had a little over 50 years of service in all. I would get so excited anticapating that first day. The smell of cotton candy, funnel cakes and roasted corn could be smelled as you pulled into the gate. Then the grandeur of the ferris wheel! Such wonderful days, anyway, be sure to take your kids or go with a group of your friends, always a great time.
Before I leave I want to remind the SGHS and Brookwood alumni’s that we are having a 50 ROCKS party on September 20th at Lake Lanier. It started out picking on the class of 1982 because most of us are turning 50 this year. However, all are welcome!! Go to SGHS Alumni page and RSVP.... It’s going to be a big time, hope to see ya’ll there, if not.. then next month!!
Mandy Snell is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about growing up in Snellville and its history. Have any Growing up in Snellville stories to share? Comment below!