It looks like Marietta Lawyer Hap Smith is recalling stories of eventful things in Whitlock Heights these days. Everything from Horse Stories to back yard football is happening in Whitlock Heights… [read the full article]
There was a paddock behind J.F.Shaw’s home where daughter Linda learned to ride and won awards at shows at Larry Bell Park and other places, he said.
Up the street on Hickory Drive, Virginia and Steve Tumlin Sr. kept “Dusty,” a horse given to their daughter Harriett. One day, son Steve “Thunder” Tumlin Jr. and a neighbor, young Wyman Pilcher, slipped Dusty out of his stable for a lark and rode him down Bouldercrest to Charlie Laubaucher’s home. When Norma Laubaucher answered, Smith said Thunder rode the horse straight in the front door.
On Walnut Drive, popular Marietta Square clothing storeowner Lilo Leiter raised her sons, and today her grandson lives in her remodeled home. Around the corner, her son, Frank Leiter, and wife Liza are building a magnificent home on developer Banks DuPre’s now-drained lake next to the Marietta City Club golf course.
It seemed that DuPre’s front yard was an eventful place. In addition to Jack Wilson’s automobile crash, it was also the site of another wreck by teenager and now CPA Mike Colquitt, son of late Dr. Al Colquitt, who overturned his car, in which buddy Larry Wills was a passenger. Both teens hustled home on foot. The DuPre front yard Sunday afternoon became a football field, Smith recalled. Scripto exec Dick Morawetz organized a touch football game with fathers and sons that became a regular weekly event with players that included George Dozier and sons George Jr. and Robert Dozier.