John Robert Conley
I was raised from age 7 in a small town, Statesboro, in Bulloch County. Statesboro, or “the “Boro,” is about 50 miles from Savannah. My Dad and Mom still live back in Bulloch at the old home place, the farm, that I have so many fond memories of when my grandparents were still alive. Dad has retired from preaching but still fills in occasionally when a church is between pastors. He and I also work together with a family-owned promotions company that specializes in made-in-America customized printing items. Somehow, my Mom has managed to keep her sanity working 40 years for the same legal firm which shall remain nameless so to keep me from getting sued and her from getting a Christmas bonus.
When I go back now, it feels so odd. I ask questions about places and people I remember and “whatever happened to…….” and start feeling real old. Oh well, life goes on. It is still a charming college town and kinda quiet. It would be cool to have a horse farm and a pond there some day and leave the traffic and smog here in Atlanta.
After four and half years at Southern, I earned a BBA in Business Administration. My Mom and Dad always worked hard and encouraged my brother and me to to do the same. So we did. Until I graduated, I had a lawn-care company that eventually my brother took over. I also dug graves, sold men’s clothes, worked in cable television, and helped my cousin, Noel Burnsed, with his portable sign company.
So, like many a man in love with a beautiful, green-eyed, good-hearted blonde who looked top-shelf in miniskirts, I followed my wife-to-be back to Atlanta. I dated pretty much any girl that would go out with me in college and knew that she was worth trying to keep. Plus the Judge told me to leave Bulloch County and that I could only visit but not stay overnight. (Just a joke, that really was somebody else. Honest.)
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