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Emory University Hospital.

Ansel Head and his sister took their mother to Emory University Hospital for some heart work; it was necessary because the heart surgeon in Birmingham who did these things had died of a heart attack a few weeks prior.  The hospital … Continue reading

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Miss Ward’s School

Ansel Head’s father’s friend, Mr. Marks, used to say that everybody had gone to school but no one had been “in” school until they had attended Miss Ward’s. Attending all four years of her elementary academy had made Head a … Continue reading

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The Three Friends Sing-Along

Birmingham University School was too full of too few aristocrats’ boys to field winning teams. Outreach for private schools had not yet been invented. Inclusion was against the law in Alabama. Affirmative Action was still over the horizon. Winning, a … Continue reading

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The Gathering Storm

The days were growing longer that May of 1954. Ansel Head and his sister were in the back seat of their father’s Super 88 Oldsmobile on the way to join Simple Simon at Howard Johnson’s on the Atlanta Highway; Head’s … Continue reading

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Alabama Snow

It doesn’t happen often, but when it snows in Alabama, it’s a big deal. The young boomer, Ansel Head, had heard about snow ball fights, seen fake snow men in Christmas decorations, and listened to Bing Crosby crooning ad nauseam … Continue reading

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