Thursday, January 18, 2018

More J.Y. Register from ROBERTOREG:  A "new" envelope with Confederate postage was discovered in 2014 and may have been picked up on its mail route by my Great-Great Grandfather, J.Y. Register. It is unknown if the letter was mailed in 1861, '62, '63 or '64 but if it was mailed in '61, it was picked up by G-Great Grandpa who had the Confederate mail contract in 1861 and who is now buried in the Geneva City Cemetery.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

My name is Robert Register and I am a Dothan native. I met Bobby in 2010 at the dedication of his mural downtown and I'm interested in reading his early memories of Panama City Beach. I am scheduled to do a presentation of THE OLD DUTCH TAVERN, a Panama City Beach bar where I believe Bobby performed. I published an article about THE OLD DUTCH in 2013 and it is still up at the PANAMA CITY LIVING magazine's website. 
If you would pass this request along to Bobby Goldsboro, I'd sure appreciate it. Best, r

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WARNING!!!! Unfortunately, my first post to this group includes material which has been found to be HIGHLY OFFENSIVE to many members of the DHS Class of '68. It is the blog called RAISE HELL & GO NAKED.  I began this blog in recognition of the 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DHS CLASS OF '68!
To save time, I'm basically sending the same message to G., F. and D. Found out the DHS Class of '68 50th anniversary is gonna be Saturday, April 21. Is there any hope of putting together a DHS CLASS OF '68 50TH REUNION JAM, similar to the DHS CLASS OF '68 REUNION JAM we had in 2008? That Sunday afternoon @ Cowboys featured three bands with basically everyone sharing duties in The Bopcats, Mitch Goodson and the Capers and Wilbur Walton Jr. and the Strange Gang. Think there's a chance I could enlist y'all for a little jam session @ COWBOYS on Sunday, April 22? Haven't done a thing toward planning, just seeing if anything's possible. Best, r

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Friday, December 29, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Now that Dauphin Island has rightly claimed itself the "ISLE OF 7 FLAGS", it might be good to explain how D.I. became part of the REPUBLIC OF WEST FLORIDA which flew the first LONE STAR FLAG. The Republic of West Florida was the first sovereign nation in the New World to be claimed from Spain through rebellion. This "Tom Thumb Republic" only existed for 74 days in 1810 before being proclaimed to be a part of the United States as part of the 1803's Louisiana Purchase. West Florida insurgents threatened the Spanish authorities in Mobile but were defeated due to the influence of U.S. authorities at Fort Stoddard on the Mobile River.  Evidence of the republic's claim to all the land from the Mississippi to the Perdido comes when the U.S. took over the republic by proclamation in December of 1810 and made it part of the Territory of Orleans and named it FELICIANA COUNTY. St. Francisville, Louisiana was named the county seat and the county was divided into six parishes. Dauphin Island was a part of PASCAGOULA PARISH which had three eastern boundary lines: Bayou La Batrie, Bayou Perro (Dog River) and the Perdido River.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Dr. Alan Belsches in his introduction to the '89 University of Alabama edition of DEVIL MAKE A THIRD (that 28 year old paperback is now selling for $86 a pop on Ebay) states that the Baker Estate built gift houses for Baker daughters on Crawford Street. Thanks to the work of Ray Hutto, it appears that three gift houses were also built on the Baker Block between North Foster and North St. Andrews near Dixie. The clipping that's a part of this post is the obit for a Baker daughter who lived on Crawford.

The price of DEVIL MAKE A THIRD paperbacks is crashing and I suspect a large number of copies of the 1989 edition of DEVIL MAKE A THIRD have come on the market since I talked to CERTAIN PEOPLE before Christmas.