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What happens when you go to church with the local newspaper publisher and you say, I would like to write a column sometime? Well the answer may be, Send me one and we will see. Over ten years later, Larry Walker, former long-time member of the Georgia House of Representatives, is still writing a weekly column for the Houston (GA) Home Journal. Life on the Gnat Line is a composition of Larry s widely read columns. His priorities in life are clearly defined when he puts pen to paper family, everything Southern, reading, politics, and of course, folks. Larry paints a picture about life with wit and humor, curious findings, folklore and constant reminders about the value of relationships. Life on the Gnat Line is entertaining and enlightening. It is a collection of memories, reflections, and hopes as the Old South becomes the New South. You will laugh, and you will sigh. Most of all, you will enjoy the wisdom of Larry Walker. You might even decide to move to Perry, Georgia.
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Larry Walker is a native of the gnat line, (a distinctive area of Georgia) having lived in Perry, Georgia, all of his life. He attended the public schools of Perry and graduated from Perry High School in 1960. Larry has two degrees from the University of Georgia (a "double dawg ), including a law degree. He has practiced law in Perry, now with the firm of Walker, Hulbert, Gray & Byrd, since he graduated from the UGA law school in 1965. In 1972, Larry was elected to the Georgia General Assembly, taking the seat formerly occupied by Sam Nunn, a fellow Perryan, and served continuously until January 10, 2005. In 1983, he assumed the duties of Administration Floor Leader for Governor Joe Frank Harris, and in 1986 he was elected Majority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, serving in this capacity for sixteen years. Larry served for four years (1999 through 2002) as Chairman of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, a nationwide organization of state legislative leaders. Larry served on the Georgia Department of Transportation Board from January 2007 through June 2009, representing Georgia s Eighth Congressional District. In August of 2009, Larry was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents as an at-large member. He is presently serving in this capacity. Larry is married to the former Janice Knighton and they have four children and eight grandchildren, all of whom live in the Perry area.Review:
Larry Walker has been an outstanding public servant in Georgia for decades and remains a unique leader at the state and local level. He is also an excellent writer with the rare ability to convert the best features of southern small town culture into solid building blocks for future cooperation and progress. His book is a must read for those who treasure this culture and believe that it can be a motivator for understanding and progress. --Former U. S. Senator Sam Nunn
Larry Walker s articles are a priceless insight into Georgia and its people. I treasure his friendship, and all of Georgia treasures his years of public service. --U. S. Senator Johnny Isakson
If Georgia is always on your mind, you ll love Larry Walker. He s as down-home as a plate of your grandma s cathead biscuits. His wit and insight are a flavorful match for a mouthful of hickory-smoked, pulled-pork barbecue. Crack the cover of his book and dig in. --Dink NeSmith President, Community Newspapers, Inc.
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Book Description Speaking Direct Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110976777029
Book Description Speaking Direct Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0976777029
Book Description Speaking Direct Publishing, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0976777029