Sunday, May 17, 2015


Celebrating with Rusty Hamby and Olivia Thomason
Stone Mountain’s Colorful Race
By Doc Lawrence  

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA-It had all the bright colors of a Grateful Dead concert decades ago. Men, women and children-“well over 5,000,” estimated Kim Cumbie who manages the historic city’s Visitor Center-came to run and walk for the annual Color Vibe 5K, and get themselves doused in harmless powder making them look like images from the Beatle’s Sgt. Peppers album cover.

Let the Race Begin!
What to do on a lovely mid-spring Saturday morning? Delightful Ann Hamby and her son Rusty invited friends and neighbors over for breakfast al fresco to watch the contest just about at the starting point. Positioned on a hill beside their Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home barely beyond the reach of the neon-bright blue, fuchsia, and chartreuse spray, hot coffee and juices were served accompanied by eggs, sausage biscuits, rich pastries and ample amounts of good cheer and contagious laughter.

Nobody does hospitality better than the Hamby’s.

The 5K route traversed the showcase village adjacent to the mighty granite mountain, crossing Indian trails and the area where “The March to the Sea” began. Everything was fun. Grandparents and grandchildren from the region gathered to dance to the pulsating sounds from the event stage. There was magic in the air, a prelude for the Memorial Day weekend and the fun that summer always brings.

It’s one of the ways we enjoy a Saturday down South.

A Deep South Saturday Morning


  1. Looks like a splendid way to spend the day!

  2. WOW! What fun -- sorry I missed it.