RE: The Grouchy Glutton From St Clair County, AL
Thanks a million for visiting us. I live in Athens, Georgia, about 125 miles east of y'all, and have an eventual trip planned that will take in the secondhand stores of Anniston, Gadsden, and Piedmont, plus points going to and coming from.
Additionally, I have research to perform in Birmingham, so your outside-St. Clair-ramblings will be a help to me. Since Pell City is so close to I-20, a trip into town to eat and visit your Alabama Thrift Store (if it is still there) will be a likely possibility.
All I had to go on until now is an old Hungry Herman book (about a 1977 edition, at that) that I bought in a thrift store for 15 cents: not much, but better than nothing...if anything much in it is still in date!
And I will promise not to get lost in downtown Cook Springs.
Urban(e?)ly, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
P. S. For y'all who don't know (and that's bound to be most of you), Cook Springs, Alabama has an I-20 exit. The "town" consists of an EXTREMELY narrow railroad underpass and a post office: that's absolutely all I saw there. There's about got to be an old mineral spring there somewhere, and when I find it, I'll taste the water.
Cook Springs is so small that it makes Metropolitan Cropwell look like Times Square in N. Y. C.