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When Jim Perkins and I first met in August of 2006, he suggested two possible subjects for my first Past Tense column. Jim was looking for someone to take over the column due to health issues. The subjects were Camp Gordon or the history behind street name Sunnybrook Farm Road. 

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Perhaps we can’t travel overseas this fall, but there’s nothing to prevent us from taking an imaginary trip. Would you like to visit the Cotswolds? Perhaps take in a fall fete? Let this excerpt from my cozy mystery “Pumpkins, Paws & Murder” take you there.

What’s your vision of life after age 65? You’re 25, and 65 is antiquity personified, a long way off. Okay then, what’s your vision of life after 50? And what role will money play in your envisioned future?

After the U.S. joined its allies in April of 1917 to fight in World War I, 16 army training camps were established across the United States, including Camp Gordon in Chamblee, Ga. The first recruits of Camp Gordon arrived on Sept. 5, 1917. Sports events and teams quickly became part of milit…