In today’s society one has to search long and hard for a true original, a person who posses authentic uniqueness. Inspired by seeing a couple of instances such as the AJC my style segment on Eula Adams
Its that time of year again when comic book characters and movie science fiction heroes jump from the screen and page for a vacation at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.Â Thatâ€™s right Guys and Gals its DRAGONCON! ( WEBSITE )Â Here are some Pictures from check in!
CARMEN SANDIEGO FOUND! and she likes Dr. Pepper cause it matches her outfit.
Pecan Pie Coutureâ€™s Spring 2009 season of shirts LEGENDARY has a new video out on you-tube. We were inspired by southern folklore and legends for this line of shirts.
To set the mood we asked our friends Martina Williams AKA Martina Diamante ( WEBSITE ) and Erich Luedkte of the Lasch (no longer playing after “the Lasch Show Ever” and but currently forming a new band), to rework a traditional Appalachian folk tune we found on the library of congress website.
Martina scored and played the violin.
Erich was in charge of recording and styling the score.
We are so happy to have such great friends as these, enjoy the video and go to Pecan Pie Couture ( WEBSITE) to find out where you can pick up these shirts in Spring 2009.
Pecan Pie Coutureâ€™s ( WEBSITE ) Spring 2009 line LEGENDARY is inspired by the lengends and folklore of the deep south. Here is the LEGEND of Lorenzo Dowâ€™s Curse on the town of Jacksonborough.
When I was a child I remember touring the Dell-Goodall House and hearing the LEGEND of how it remained standing after Lorenzo Dowâ€™s Curse. Once a Year the DAR puts on a festival at the house in which a tour is offered and people dress in period garments. The story here is taken from a couple of different websites that recount the tale. The Moonlit Road ( WEBSITE ) & This ( WEBSITE )
The story of the “curse” of Lorenzo Dow on the citizens of Jacksonboro, Georgia is one of the state’s most enduring legends. Odds are that the town was destroyed by earthly causes, and not the curse of a traveling preacher. But this story is not the only wild legend that has grown from the life of Lorenzo Dow.
Around 1820, an evangelist named Lorenzo Dow (1777-1834) came to Jacksonborough, and his overnight visit there has grown into one of Georgia’s most enduring legends. Born in Coventry, Connecticut, he felt the call to preach at the age of 18. Dow was an eccentric character in look and chosen method of evangalism. The tall, slightly humpbacked, preacher had long hair and a beard. Early in his ministry, he walked from town to town passing out handbills in the day and preaching that night, usually staying no more than a night or two in a single town. He referred to himself as “Crazy Dow,” and records in his own writings that he was often an object of scorn and abuse in the towns he traveled to. By the early 1800’s however, Dow gained a reputation as one of the country’s leading evangelists. He preached to the Georgia General Assembly in the then capital of Louisville and to a gathering of five thousand elsewhere in Georgia. In Jacksonborough, the town’s reception was not so inviting.
At that time, Jacksonborough was a rough place known for the hard drinking and fighting of many of its residents. The oft repeated saying from George White’s 1849 book Statistics of the State of Georgia was, “The place had formerly a very bad character. It was reported, that in the mornings after drunken frolics and fights, you could see children picking up eyeballs in tea saucers.”
Dow’s fire and brimstone sermon at the Methodist Church that night was interrupted by a group that had gathered to harass the evangelist. The service was broken up by the group of “rowdies.” Undaunted, Dow followed the group that harassed him as they went into a whiskey store. He was covered with the stink of rotten eggs, but unbowed. Tradition has it that the fiery preacher snatched up an iron tool and broke open a barrel of whiskey, dumping its contents across the floor. The crowd would have seriously injured or killed Dow if fellow Methodist and Mason Seaborn Goodall had not rescued him, taking Dow home for the night.
The crowd was not appeased and a mob gathered at the Goodall home the following day with a supply of eggs and tomatoes. Dow walked out of town under a barrage of fruit and eggs, stopping at the Beaver Dam Creek Bridge. Dow quite literally shook the dust of Jacksonborough off his feet as the disciples of Jesus were instructed to do in the New Testament. As he did so he cursed all of Jacksonborough save the Goodall home.
The good people of the town relocated the town and renamed the town Sylvania (which is my home town) it is said that they crossed two bodies of water to resettle as evil can not cross water and they wanted to make sure to leave the evil ways of Jacksonborough behind them.
Thirty years later, all that was left of Jacksonborough was the Goodall’s home and the story of the curse. The Goodall home had fallen into disrepair by the mid-1960s when the Brier Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution took possession of the house. The group raised $40,000 and renovated the house. Today the old Goodall home still stands in good repair along an otherwise abandoned dirt road while all other signs of the once bustling town are long gone.