The author was born in 1927 and has lived for fifty-two years in the house where he was born. His first five years in school were in one room school houses in Bartow and Cherokee Counties. He finished elementary school in White, graduated from Cass High School, and attended Reinhardt College. He earned his Bachelors and Masters from the University of Georgia. Before retiring, he taught Biology, Physical Science, and Physics at Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia.