I am an Atlanta native, but my mother was from West Point, (Troup County). As children, she would drive my younger brother and me "down home". She grew up on Tenth St. Her schools, and the my family's baptist church was on Tenth St. We always visited the family who still lived in West Point: sampled their culinary delights, and always loaded the car with agricultural gems, peculiar to that part of the state. We would often go across the bridge, to Lanette, Alabama, where we had other relatives. Years later, when my son was old enough to go fishing, I loaded our car, we drove to West Point, checked into the motel. We then got our fishing gear, and headed to the Dam to join many other happy souls for a weekend of pure delight. Now my son is grown, and I am a senior citizen, but I would gladly trade my Midtown Atlanta Tenth Street address, for my family's old West Point Street address, in a "New York Minute" My mom was right when she always said that to the natives, "West Point Was the Best Point " in the state of Georgia).
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