I wonder what General James Edward Oglethorpe would have said about last week’s snowjam that crippled Atlanta.
The British military leader and politician, who landed on the banks of the Savannah River 281 years ago this month and founded the Georgia colony, was a man of courage and vision. The colonists who came with him from England were hard-working, scrappy people. They had to be to survive. They endured oppressive heat and humidity. Clouds of mosquitoes. Diseases. The threat that the Spanish might invade from Florida and kill them.