Archive | April 6, 2020

Georgia House of Representatives District 131


I truly care about my community. Pike, Lamar, and Upson Counties are where I live, work, shop, and worship, so running for Georgia House District 131 is my way to give back. YOU deserve someone who will provide true representation. I am the people’s candidate, not special interests. I understand the importance of rural economic development to our District. We need high speed internet and reliable cell phone coverage because technology is key to our future. We cannot allow well-paying jobs to be centered only in urban areas because of technology barriers any longer. Our area needs opportunities for small businesses to be created and thrive, so the American Dream benefits all members of the community. This includes advocating at the state level for funds to improve roads and infrastructure. As a school board member, I have faithfully served as an elected public servant. I have a voting history of being fiscally responsible while embracing the future.

Mark Camp & I have been married for the past twenty-five years. Together, we have four kids & three grandkids. Our youngest, Meredith, is a student at UGA. We live on a farm in Concord where my in-laws joined us last year.

I am a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty in Zebulon. I serve in many areas including CASA ADVO-Care board of directors for Fayette, Spalding, Pike & Upson Counties, VP of Community Affairs for Heart of Georgia Board of Realtors, Pike County FFA Alumni, Pike County Farm Bureau, & Pike County Chamber of Commerce having served in many other organizations over the past decades. I hold degrees from Georgia Military College, Clayton State University, and will receive a master’s degree in Communication Studies/Organizational Leadership from University of Alabama in May.

I humbly ask for your vote May 19th.

Beth Camp


A man who had spent his whole life in the desert visited a friend. He’d never seen a train or the tracks they run on. While standing in the middle of the RR tracks, he heard a whistle, but didn’t know what it was. Predictably, he’s hit and is thrown, ass-over-tea-kettle, to the side of the tracks, with some minor internal injuries, a few broken bones, and some bruises.
After weeks in the hospital recovering, he’s at his friend’s house attending a party. While in the kitchen, he suddenly hears the teakettle whistling. He grabs a baseball bat from the nearby closet and proceeds to batter and bash the teakettle into an unrecognizable lump of metal. His friend, hearing the ruckus, rushes into the kitchen, sees what’s happened and asks the desert man, “Why’d you ruin my good tea kettle?”
The desert man replies, “Man, you gotta kill these things when they’re small.”


In the old days…..

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 The next time you have little complaints, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500’s.

They used to use urine to tan animal skins.  Families would all pee in a pot, then once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery.  If you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”.  But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot – they “didn’t have a pot to piss in”, and were the lowest of the low.

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell . .. . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water!”

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs..”

With the thatched roofs there was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed across the entrance-way to keep the thresh in. Hence: a thresh hold (“threshold”).

(Getting quite an education, aren’t you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: “Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.”

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, “bring home the bacon.” They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and “chew the fat”.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the “upper crust”.

Cups made of lead were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination of the lead leached out by the alcohol would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a “wake”.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through a hole in the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the “graveyard shift”) to listen for the bell. Thus, someone could be “saved by the bell” or was considered a “dead ringer”.

And that’s the truth! Now, whoever said History was boring?




The feds have no business in state elections, NONE.  If the Republicans pass this they are fools.  Trump should say now that he will veto any bill with this junk in it.  Get ahead of these open border creeps.


The Editor:  Are you ready for some hardball questions, LL ?

Meeeooww Cat:  I sure am, but first here is a way to make your own sanitizing hand wipes.

TE:  When you talk about Democrats/Progressives who are you referring to ?

Any Americans in those groups who are for open borders, sanctuary cities, or other policies that are unlawful.

TE:  You are tough on the Chinese, are all people from China included ?

I am referring to the Chinese government, and the businesses it sponsors (like Huawei).

Most places including banks have new temporary rules, call ahead.

Trump should make an ad about this.

Here is a little info on the Puerto Rico officials who cursed Trump for not helping.  Three ( 3 ) years later they are still finding unused supplies.  They had no one to lean on, or so the MSM reported over and over.

RIP Bill Withers.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 1672: Barred Spiral Galaxy from Hubble
Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA; Processing & Copyright: Daniel Nobre

Explanation: Many spiral galaxies have bars across their centers. Even our own Milky Way Galaxy is thought to have a modest central bar. Prominently barred spiral galaxy NGC 1672, featured here, was captured in spectacular detail in an image taken by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. Visible are dark filamentary dust lanes, young clusters of bright blue stars, red emission nebulas of glowing hydrogen gas, a long bright bar of stars across the center, and a bright active nucleus that likely houses a supermassive black hole. Light takes about 60 million years to reach us from NGC 1672, which spans about 75,000 light years across. NGC 1672, which appears toward the constellation of the Dolphinfish (Dorado), has been studied to find out how a spiral bar contributes to star formation in a galaxy’s central regions.

Tomorrow’s picture: northerly