President Carter a Fly Fisherman??

Cathey and I and our good friends Clyde and Gloria decided to make a trip to Plains Georgia this past weekend to attend Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class. He usually conducts a class a few times a month at his small church just off the main highway going through Plains. He is still a very active former President at age 90.

This picture was taken just outside the church right after the service was concluded. There was quite a line of individuals waiting to have their picture taken with Mr. Jimmy as some call him there in Plains. Its not everyday one gets to shake the hand of a former President. We all felt really honored to be in his presence.
Maranatha Baptist Church is packed on Sundays when the former President is in attendance.

Family home where Mr. Jimmy spent his early years

Air condition in the winter and plenty of heat in the summer
Chicken House

Family store ran by Mr. Jimmy’s father
 

Main Street

of Plains with all the stores restored to their original state. President Carter helped restore all the buildings with generous donations over the years.

One of the many freestone streams located in the mountains of Ellijay Georgia where the former President and his wife own a cabin. He still fly fishes in the area and he stills ties his own flies. I asked to see some of his flies in one of the stores we visited but I was told by the individual behind the counter that all his flies are auctioned off and not on display. Most of his flies go at auction for as much as 200.00 or more and all the money goes to the needy in the community of Plains.
 

Mr. Jimmy is also an accomplished woodworker, in fact he has built a lot of the furniture that is in their modest ranch style home in Plains.  He and Rosalynn are still active in Habitat for Humanity, which helps individuals in need of shelter because of natural disasters.

I will end this post by saying after meeting the former President, I feel there is still hope for all of use older guys who feel we may be over the hill; at 90 this man is truly remarkable!!!

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Cathey and I and our good friends Clyde and Gloria decided to make a trip to Plains Georgia this past weekend to attend Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class. He usually conducts a class a few times a month at his small church just off the main highway going through Plains. He is still a very active former President at age 90.
This picture was taken just outside the church right after the service was concluded. There was quite a line of individuals waiting to have their picture taken with Mr. Jimmy as some call him there in Plains. Its not everyday one gets to shake the hand of a former President. We all felt really honored to be in his presence.
Maranatha Baptist Church is packed on Sundays when the former President is in attendance.

Family home where Mr. Jimmy spent his early years
Air condition in the winter and plenty of heat in the summer
Chicken House
Family store ran by Mr. Jimmy’s father
 
Main Streetof Plains with all the stores restored to their original state. President Carter helped restore all the buildings with generous donations over the years.
One of the many freestone streams located in the mountains of Ellijay Georgia where the former President and his wife own a cabin. He still fly fishes in the area and he stills ties his own flies. I asked to see some of his flies in one of the stores we visited but I was told by the individual behind the counter that all his flies are auctioned off and not on display. Most of his flies go at auction for as much as 200.00 or more and all the money goes to the needy in the community of Plains.
 
Mr. Jimmy is also an accomplished woodworker, in fact he has built a lot of the furniture that is in their modest ranch style home in Plains.  He and Rosalynn are still active in Habitat for Humanity, which helps individuals in need of shelter because of natural disasters.
I will end this post by saying after meeting the former President, I feel there is still hope for all of use older guys who feel we may be over the hill; at 90 this man is truly remarkable!!!