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    Mary Civille

    Mary Civille
    Mary Civille was born in Los Angeles; rumor has it that a very young Robert Mitchum helped her mom get checked in at the hospital because her dad had to park the car! When he was called back to Active Service in 1951, she became an Army Brat. Moving is still in her blood, every move an adventure, but she just can’t seem to leave Atlanta. Four seasons will do that. According to a quiz, she’s more Georgian than most “natives.” She’s not; just lived here a long time and knows all the right answers. Says “Y’all” correctly – always plural, NEVER singular – learned that in Kansas. Now retired, she worked as a librarian/archivist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 29 years and counts some of the most professional journalists in the world as friends (or at least acquaintances).
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      Native Waters

      by | 4, Add your Comment | Feb 25, 2010
      Native Waters

      It seemed to take forever to get started. For several months I saw the blank expanse of a huge retaining wall along DeKalb Avenue in Atlanta’s Lake Claire neighborhood from the MARTA. Sometime in 2004 a small sign appeared on the wall. I don’t remember the exact wording, but the gist of it was that someone was going to paint a mural there. The wall got a fresh coat of whitewash that year and the sign returned.

      The Facts of Life

      by | 6, Add your Comment | Aug 9, 2009
      The Facts of Life

      The “facts of life,” according to my father, had nothing to do with the birds and bees, but with dollars and cents. I guess he knew his daughters would figure out the first, but he wanted to be sure we knew “the rule of seven,” compound interest, employment benefits, and insurance costs and benefits. Money was only a means to an end, not the end itself. A child of the Great Depression, he knew what it was to scrimp and go without. While his daughters never knew that way of existence, he did make sure that we were prepared. We were a military family, constantly on the move, but well-grounded in family goals. That’s why in December 1974, when my parents visited me in Puerto Rico, I wasn’t too surprised when we sat down after dinner one evening to talk. They had talked with their attorney and come up with […]

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