Tag Archives: Lake Martin

First Kiss

“Whatcha doin?” Ansel Head asked his friend Wilbur. They were at Wilbur’s parent’s house at Smyer Lake. Head often spent the weekends with Wilbur and his family; it was much closer to Birmingham than Lake Martin and because it was … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky: Concerto #1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, Van Cliburn

Ansel Head’s mother never minced her words about communists, the Soviet Union, and their bellicose threats against her country. It may explain why she admired Van Cliburn and always kept his recording of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto in the record … Continue reading

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Enlisting Into The Corps

  Houston Patterson was the reason the Ansel Head went to McCallie School in Chattanooga. His older pre-war brother had known Houston when Houston was a counselor at Camp Mondamin and his brother was a camper. During the winters, Houston … Continue reading

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