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    My mom is in an assisted living facility. She will be 89 next month. Bodes well for Yukonwreck's DNA, but at the same time, medical science has perhaps outsmarted us. We're going to sell her house, but first clean out everything and take or sell the spoils. Unbelievable the stuff she has kept. Ironic, all the little league uni's, dance recital costumes (my sisters', jackass) a Tech football uniform I got for Christmas 1956--the right gold pants with about a dozen denim patches on patches on patches---all the memories she squirreled away, and now due to Alzheimer's, doesn't know any of her 3 children. My sisters culled some stuff out for me--a box with Georgia Tech yearbooks of my father's: 1948, 1949, 1950. We wore nifty uniforms and won lots of games. A game program November 14, 1964. Tech vs Alabama at Grant Field. We lost 24-7. What a staff, Lew Woodruff, John Robert Bell, Richard Bell, of course Jack Griffin, Dynamite Goodloe, Specs Landrum, Jim Carlen, Dick Inman, Tonto, Jesse Berry. Bama had Namath, Perkins, Mickey Andrews, Tommy Tolleson, Cecil Dowdy, Paul Crane, Steve Bowman, David Ray. We had Tommy Bleick, Bunky Henry, Bill Eastman, Priestly and King, Terry Haddock, Gerry Bussell, Craig Baynham, Johnny Gresham, Haven Kicklighter, Jeff Davis, Giles Smith, W.J. Blane, Bill Curry, Mike Fortier, Billy Schroer, John Battle, Bill Myddleton. Something of note--only 19 players on the entire roster from Georgia. Barbara Eden, I Dream of Jeannie, in a Tiparillo's ad, and the Varisity menu as follows: two hotdogs $0.35; Glorified steak $0.25; French fries $0.15, Rings $0.15; Frosted Orange $0.20; PC with ice cream $0.15; Fried pies, $0.10.

    Georgia's coach Johnny Griffith was on Dodd's staff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    My mom is in an assisted living facility. She will be 89 next month. Bodes well for Yukonwreck's DNA, but at the same time, medical science has perhaps outsmarted us. We're going to sell her house, but first clean out everything and take or sell the spoils. Unbelievable the stuff she has kept. Ironic, all the little league uni's, dance recital costumes (my sisters', jackass) a Tech football uniform I got for Christmas 1956--the right gold pants with about a dozen denim patches on patches on patches---all the memories she squirreled away, and now due to Alzheimer's, doesn't know any of her 3 children. My sisters culled some stuff out for me--a box with Georgia Tech yearbooks of my father's: 1948, 1949, 1950. We wore nifty uniforms and won lots of games. A game program November 14, 1964. Tech vs Alabama at Grant Field. We lost 24-7. What a staff, Lew Woodruff, John Robert Bell, Richard Bell, of course Jack Griffin, Dynamite Goodloe, Specs Landrum, Jim Carlen, Dick Inman, Tonto, Jesse Berry. Bama had Namath, Perkins, Mickey Andrews, Tommy Tolleson, Cecil Dowdy, Paul Crane, Steve Bowman, David Ray. We had Tommy Bleick, Bunky Henry, Bill Eastman, Priestly and King, Terry Haddock, Gerry Bussell, Craig Baynham, Johnny Gresham, Haven Kicklighter, Jeff Davis, Giles Smith, W.J. Blane, Bill Curry, Mike Fortier, Billy Schroer, John Battle, Bill Myddleton. Something of note--only 19 players on the entire roster from Georgia. Barbara Eden, I Dream of Jeannie, in a Tiparillo's ad, and the Varisity menu as follows: two hotdogs $0.35; Glorified steak $0.25; French fries $0.15, Rings $0.15; Frosted Orange $0.20; PC with ice cream $0.15; Fried pies, $0.10.

    Georgia's coach Johnny Griffith was on Dodd's staff.
    Hey Yuke look at all the head coaches Dodd turned out.........no wonder he won games.Yes the names you mentioned vs Bama were good players.Tommy B every now and then sends me a email.Good guy that Tommy and of course..........he would knock your head off.I still think pound for pound Gresham was as tough as they come maybe with exception of Don Toner and of course one of my favorite.......Billy Williamson aka the little Indian.Bama game was close until Namath nuked us before half....back then EVERY tech game was close and exciting.........man see it now ! get invite to go to watach the jackets on Thursday and all day long cant wait until Saturday morning ......catch the Nancy Hanks and leave Wadley at nine....arrive at twelvish or so ...take cab to Varsity and eat and then watch those wonderful white tops and gold pants enter the stadium and of course............watch The Grey Fox in suit and hat and sunglasses walking calmily down the field like he was on a nature hike.Tech wins we go back to train station and get home about ten..........talked about the game all next week....and folks wonder why I am such a traditionalist..........hwga

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    My mom is in an assisted living facility. She will be 89 next month. Bodes well for Yukonwreck's DNA, but at the same time, medical science has perhaps outsmarted us. We're going to sell her house, but first clean out everything and take or sell the spoils. Unbelievable the stuff she has kept. Ironic, all the little league uni's, dance recital costumes (my sisters', jackass) a Tech football uniform I got for Christmas 1956--the right gold pants with about a dozen denim patches on patches on patches---all the memories she squirreled away, and now due to Alzheimer's, doesn't know any of her 3 children. My sisters culled some stuff out for me--a box with Georgia Tech yearbooks of my father's: 1948, 1949, 1950. We wore nifty uniforms and won lots of games. A game program November 14, 1964. Tech vs Alabama at Grant Field. We lost 24-7. What a staff, Lew Woodruff, John Robert Bell, Richard Bell, of course Jack Griffin, Dynamite Goodloe, Specs Landrum, Jim Carlen, Dick Inman, Tonto, Jesse Berry. Bama had Namath, Perkins, Mickey Andrews, Tommy Tolleson, Cecil Dowdy, Paul Crane, Steve Bowman, David Ray. We had Tommy Bleick, Bunky Henry, Bill Eastman, Priestly and King, Terry Haddock, Gerry Bussell, Craig Baynham, Johnny Gresham, Haven Kicklighter, Jeff Davis, Giles Smith, W.J. Blane, Bill Curry, Mike Fortier, Billy Schroer, John Battle, Bill Myddleton. Something of note--only 19 players on the entire roster from Georgia. Barbara Eden, I Dream of Jeannie, in a Tiparillo's ad, and the Varisity menu as follows: two hotdogs $0.35; Glorified steak $0.25; French fries $0.15, Rings $0.15; Frosted Orange $0.20; PC with ice cream $0.15; Fried pies, $0.10.

    Georgia's coach Johnny Griffith was on Dodd's staff.
    Just thinking of the 64 team and Dodd got some hosses from Valdosta team......Smith,Middleton and Schroer etc..........good players...

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    That's quite a collection of memories you have there. I hope you hold on to them and pass them along at the proper time.
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    Sounds like you have a lot of neat stuff and great memories. But the most priceless treasure you have, is your mom. I'm truly sorry that Alzheimer's has taken over and I will pray for you and your family.

    Spend as much time as you can with her, you only have one mother. Even though I took care of my mom for many years and was with her to the end, I wish, I could have her back for just a little while longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongforDodd View Post
    That's quite a collection of memories you have there. I hope you hold on to them and pass them along at the proper time.
    Never will forget those times........12 or 13 yrs old and going to HotLanta to watch Tech when we were a powerhouse.Folks dressing up for ballgames and no big shouts just polite clapping when somebody did well.Dodd also knew how to play the crowd.If a Lothridge did something well he would call him over to the sidelines for conference with coaches and of course the fans would clap politley......Loved Dodd lumbering down the sidelines with his sunglasses and then adjusting to the light........think he was playing to the crowd but who cared...Teams were evenly matched and man was it exciting.Best lick I saw was Maxie Baugh demolishing Charley Britt on kickoff in Ga game in 58..Stadium went..........OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHH.Many thought Maxie had killed him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack View Post
    Never will forget those times........12 or 13 yrs old and going to HotLanta to watch Tech when we were a powerhouse.Folks dressing up for ballgames and no big shouts just polite clapping when somebody did well.Dodd also knew how to play the crowd.If a Lothridge did something well he would call him over to the sidelines for conference with coaches and of course the fans would clap politley......Loved Dodd lumbering down the sidelines with his sunglasses and then adjusting to the light........think he was playing to the crowd but who cared...Teams were evenly matched and man was it exciting.Best lick I saw was Maxie Baugh demolishing Charley Britt on kickoff in Ga game in 58..Stadium went..........OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHH.Many thought Maxie had killed him.


    1958? I think I was barely walking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinger90 View Post
    Sounds like you have a lot of neat stuff and great memories. But the most priceless treasure you have, is your mom. I'm truly sorry that Alzheimer's has taken over and I will pray for you and your family.

    Spend as much time as you can with her, you only have one mother. Even though I took care of my mom for many years and was with her to the end, I wish, I could have her back for just a little while longer.
    Thanks Stinger. I know you are right. She's of that time when Moms lived their lives for family and kids, and nothing else was even a close second. I was in the Navy for four years. She's got EVERY letter I wrote home. Mind boggling sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongforDodd View Post
    1958? I think I was barely walking.
    I think we all know different, LFD. But those that weren't around for that time, they just don't know what they missed. They talk about the Kennedy's and Camelot. Much the same during the Golden Age of Georgia Tech football. A magical time to root for Tech, especially if you were a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack View Post
    Just thinking of the 64 team and Dodd got some hosses from Valdosta team......Smith,Middleton and Schroer etc..........good players...
    The Valdosta pipeline was good for a lot of schools, including the Jackets. I've heard a lot said about a slew of Valdosta recruits being on the team two years later Dodd's last year in 1966. That team started 9-0 and rose to 4th in the nation before stumbling against Dooley's mutts and Spurrier in the Orange Bowl. Tough ending to a pretty stellar year. I can only imagine that Dodd felt he might never put another group like that together again, and it might just be time to head to the tennis courts.

 

 
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