Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

This is the video for the book release event for The Tangible Past in Athens, Georgia, held in the Appleton Auditorium of the Athens-Clarke County Library, and featuring readings and comments by many of the contributors, including editor Charlotte Thomas Marshall, Gary Doster, Milton Leathers, Amy Adams, Lee Epting, Theresa Flynn, Steven Brown, and Mary Warren. The book is filled with information about Athens and its history, much of which has long fallen out of the public consciousness. The book also features essays and never before published images.

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Some things don't change. Athens residents appreciate a good place to eat out. Mary Charles Howard talked about many of the new eateries in Athens and to expect lots of locally grown food in their menus. Then Milton Leathers, Lee Epting, and Roy Moseman told some uproariously funny stories about Athens restaurants from the past. Did know: that Bludwine was a delicious health drink that competed with Coca-cola? that the A & A Bakery had a chocolate pie that even Lee Epting can't get the recipe for? that the owner of the Chase Street Cafe kept a shotgun under the cash register and was famous for Chicken Mull? that Gigi's was the most modern building in Athens when it was built? Bobbie Poss, of Poss' Barbecue, said his was the most tender in town. His Daddy  told him "We only got the hams from the left side because the right side was where they rubbed up against trees and made the meat tough!"

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