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Sammy Green Finally Got His Coffin

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posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 07:14 PM
I know this isn't the typical topic to be posted at ATS but the story touched me
and I wanted to share it.

TIGER, Ga. — His pallbearers were the six boys who built his plain pine coffin in their high-school shop class. They built it right in the middle of the classroom. When they finished, one of the boys crawled inside it while the others toted him around the school to make sure it worked. Now Sammy Green lay inside the coffin, wearing the overalls he had requested, while the boys marched him to his mountainside grave. Two preachers played guitars and crooned the kind of bluegrass gospel Green loved. "I'm a weary traveler," one song began, "traveling through this land."

I am from the mountains and I miss the way of life there even though it is
slowly changing and not for the better. People like Sammy Green and his
kind are a dying breed as is their surroundings. Land developers are
buying up every bit of land they can to build town homes and tourist cabins.
Cable tv has brought the world into an areas that once sheltered to a degree
from the rest of the world. Drugs are rampant and crime is up. People moving
there to get away from the city are bringing the city with them.

R.I.P. Sammy Green and the rural Southern/mountain way of life.

posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 08:42 PM
Sounds like that's the way it's supposed to be.
RIP Sammny Green.

posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 08:25 AM
my family is from rabun county and this is exactly what life is all about. i read the story from Tiger Journal and it touched my heart.

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