Where I'm From - Features - Atlanta Magazine

The imprints of our early years may land softly like cats' feet or with a weighty thud. But where we come from, in ways big and small, defines who we are. In this story, nineteen notable Georgia natives ruminate on their roots, from the streets of Sweet Auburn to the canneries of Sandersville.

Rosalynn Carter
My family has been in plains since 1833—in fact, a few years before Jimmy’s family came to town. [I grew up in] Depression times, and people didn’t have much. We were poor, but we didn’t know it. We had a garden with our vegetables; Mother made all our clothes. She taught me to sew, and I helped her. Nobody had air-conditioning, heated houses—we had open fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. We children played out under the ... Read more

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