A color coordinated Sunday afternoon in South Georgia, Brogdon style
Ms. Sarah Railey Brogdon of Alapaha, Georgia, spent her 95th birthday with friends, family, Dixie the bulldog, Missy the snow white cat, and four surprise chrysanthemums on September 29. Still cooking for six or more farmhands — dinner preparations begin before 7:30 each morning — the feisty, kind-hearted homemaker and late husband Owell were poultry production innovators, entering the industry in 1967 and never looking back. After eating a delicious helping of ice cream cake from Dairy Queen, Ms. Sarah gathered chicken eggs and oversaw the pruning of some old-timey English dogwoods in her front yard [yours truly has never sweated so profusely on a birthday]. Next up on her to-do list is sewing a patch of mustard and turnips. Ms. Sarah has one sister still living, Mamie Gaskins, while youngest grandson Winston Brogdon was busy digging peanuts when this moment was captured three days prior to her monumental birthday [Winston’s wife is Lori Spikes, and they have a cute little farmer-in-the-making named Hudson and two daughters — Henslee and Heidi].
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