of this section is quite wise in its objective. At a gathering a few days ago, my friend Jim Lay attributed to Ed Weldon the source of the statement which said, “I would like a map of what used to be where in Calhoun.”
I first met Ed Weldon a few decades ago when he was with the Georgia State Archives in Atlanta. He was of great value in helping a cousin and me in searching the genealogy of the Smith family.
Ed is married to Jane Powers, a Calhoun native, and they live in Jane’s home place on College Street. Her parents were Sam and Gladys Powers. I am sure Ed has heard frequently Jane and others of their young days refer to something that used to be at a certain place. That is a habit of all of us older citizens of Calhoun and Gordon County.
Without a lot of detail, just let it be said that Calhoun and the environs aren’t even close to what they used to be in my younger days. It is Jim Lay and Pete Lewis with whom I find myself discussing the scenes of long ago ( after all, we are all in our 80s). Like Ed Weldon, I too would like to see a map of “what used to be where in Calhoun. Ed Weldon is an important and active member in civic matters of this community. Jim Lay informs me there is a map of 1942 Calhoun on the wall down at the Historical Society on South Wall Street. I am going to take a look. It would cover some of the matters about which newer citizens might be interested. I would use the word “transplant,” but someone would assign distorted meanings which have never crossed