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The Ruins of Windsor

THE RUINS OF WINDSOR   In 1682, a French Jesuit named René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, claimed the entire basin of the Mississippi River for France. La Salle traveled from his base in Montreal, Canada all the way to the mouth of the Mississippi. About midway between […]

January 2011 Newsletter

    Thomas R. Lawrence Capital Consultants 456 South 10th Street Opelika, AL 36801 334-737-2727 As I See It! The Newsletter for Capital Consultants Company January 2011 Volume 2, Number 1 In This Issue: Welcome from Tom Business News As I Like it!TM New Orleans Part 2 […]

Cary Cox

About fifteen years ago, while I was still one of the owners of Delta Capital Partners, Inc., we undertook the financing of Spire, Inc. in Atlanta. This was our first project in the Atlanta area, and since it was my responsibility to actually raise the needed capital, it […]

Fried Chicken

You can’t talk about Southern cooking without mentioning fried chicken. Fried chicken has been a staple of the Southern diet since colonial times. The Second World War can be used as the watershed event in the history of Southern Fried Chicken. The post war period heralded the beginning […]

Will Carpenter

I am in the process of writing a “quasi memoir” of sorts. I have had the privilege of spending a great deal of time with my grandson, Jackson. We’ve collected stamps, shot skeet and sporting clays and played a good bit of five card stud. I have been […]

BBQ Shoulder & Ribs

All Southerners are foodies. Everybody has their favorite BBQ joint or steak house. Everybody has an opinion and everybody is absolutely certain that they have the last word on the subject. I am no exception. I don’t necessarily think that I have a lock on what’s good or […]