Atlanta Journals

An Afternoon at the Jimmy Carter Museum and Center

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A January 2009 trip to Atlanta by Wildcat Dianne

Close-up Bust of Jimmy Carter Photo, Atlanta, Georgia More Photos
Quote: After the moving experience at the MLK Center, what could top it? How about an afternoon with Mom at the Jimmy Carter Museum and Center, home to several of our 39th Presidents papers and other items collected through his life as President and humanitarian?!
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When I travel around the Eastern USA, I am not in search of the perfect fancy restaurant. I have to have Dunkin Donuts and hit the phone book the minute I get into the hotel room or whomever I am staying with to see if there is one in the area. If you ever read Mike Stanton's fascinating book The Prince of Providence about corrupt Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, there is an entry about Dunkin Donuts about the establishment being located on every corner in Rhode Island and contributing to the smallest state of the union being one of the most obese states. This isn't a review on Dunkin Donuts, the East Coast institution that has satisfied millions of Americans' search f...Read More

Jimmy Carter: The Early Years

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Fountain in Front of the Jimmy Carter Center Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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The beginning of our tour of the Jimmy Carter Museum and Library in Atlanta began with an exhibit on his early life in Plains, Georgia, a small town of about 650 people in Central Georgia. I have read several of Jimmy Carter's books including The Hour Before Daylight and Sharing Good Times, but there were several more things about Jimmy Carter I learned in the museum during my visit.James Earl Carter, Jr. was born on October 1, 1924 to James Earl and Lillian Carter. James Carter was a farmer and business owner in town while Miss Lillian, as she was known, was a registered nurse who received payment in livestock more than cash from the residents of Plains who asked for he...Read More
Close-up Bust of Jimmy Carter Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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Touring the Jimmy Carter Museum and Library and seeing many of the parts of history that President Carter was part of and his personal life brought back so many memories of my childhood in Rhode Island in the late-1970's and early 1980's.When Jimmy Carter was running for President in 1976 and was elected and took office in 1977, we grew up learning about his fascinating family including his daughter, Amy, who was my age, and his youngest brother, Billy. Billy Carter was kind of a failed entremprenuer and ambassador for his brother's Presidency, and he is famous for brewing his famous Billy Beer that was sold nationwide in several liquor stores. I remember my Dad buying a six pack of B...Read More

The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

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Flags in Front of the Jimmy Carter Center Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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After visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site and having a quick lunch on the grounds from Superior Fish Company, Mom and I were ready to head down the road to The Jimmy Carter Museum and Library. Located on Freedom Parkway, the Carter Center is home to thousands of our 39th President's memorabilia and documents from his presidency to his Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 to Habitat for Humanity and other endeavors Mr. Carter and his wife Rosalynn have been a part of for the 27 years Mr. Carter has been out of office.What I thought was going to be an easy run from downtown Atlanta down Freedom Parkway to the Carter Library and Museum turned out to be a little more ...Read More

Johnny's New York Style Pizza and Subs

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Restaurant | "Birthday Dinner at Johnny's"

Johnny's New York Style Pizza and Subs Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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Mom and I made this trip to Georgia so that Mom could be with her sister for her birthday which is January 9. My cousin's birthday is the 8th, and she wanted pizza for dinner. Personally, I would rather have drunk out of the toilet than had to spend any time with the family, but I sucked it up for just a couple of hours and kept my wisecracks to a minimal muttered utterance and eye roll.Melissa likes going to Johnny's New York Style Pizza and Subs for her pizza, and that is where all of us went for dinner on her birthday. Located across the street from Target on Chapel Hill Roll in Douglasville, Georgia, this restaurant is a good and inexpensive option for dinner or lunch when shoppi...Read More

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Johnny's New York Style Pizza and Subs
Chapel Hill Road, Douglasville, Georgia