Thanks to Bobby Russell for bringing in this photo of Si and Kim
Elliot at a Hawaiian Party at the Russell’s home in McDonough in 1972.
Si and Bobby were in the first grade together.
Christine Hurst tells us “This is my beloved Uncle Si Elliott and his
beautiful and also beloved wife, Myong Kim Elliott. Si and Kim have been
active members of the community for a long time. Si was born here, on
Elliott Road, and still lives on property that has been in the family
since Mary Cloud Elliott and her children came to settle here in the
early 1800’s. Kim is a talented artist, and owned Kim's Flowers and
Gifts on the Square for many years. Our family is so blessed to have
them. My mom, Dorothy Bryans Elliott, was Si’s oldest sister. His two
surviving sisters are Marcella Elliott Mote and Betty Elliott Davis.
Marcella is a well known and much beloved member of the McDonough
community, and Betty has lived in Cobb County most of her adult life,
running White Columns Chapel.”
Nathaniel Ellis tells us that “this photo was taken at Bobby and Betty
Russell’s home. Included are Georgia Mae Ellis (my sweet mother), Mr.
and Mrs. Elliott and Ms. Margery Christy (in the background).”
Thanks also to Diane Cardell for identifying the photo.
have been informed by several readers that we made a mistake in
identifying the gas station in last week’s As it Was photo. Houston
Joyner and Buddy Upchurch tell us that there never has been an Esso
station on the Square, and the bathrooms are on the wrong side for the
Welcome Center. Thanks for setting us straight!