My first job was working in my uncle’s small grocery store in 1976.
I would arrive on foot in the
afternoon, having walked the
quarter mile from the elementary school to the small store situated on the main drag of Cohutta, Ga., which meant I was right smack in the middle of “not a whole lot going on.”
Cohutta, a town of about 500, sits on the north end of Whitfield County, just about two miles from the Tennessee line. As you might imagine, it wasn’t exactly a hub of economic activity.