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Larry and Joanne
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heirs is a love story.they love history, Joannes senior prom, Larry pawned his beloved
artifacts and each other. Larry and Joanne arrowhead collection with the understanding that
Garrett met in Rome, GA where they both he could buy them back. In a bizarre twist of fate,
Tgrew up. They started dating when Joanne Larry was mowing when the man he sold them to
was 15 and Larry was 16 and they have never was in an automobile accident. The man died in
broken up. Joanne says she was always interested Larrys arms. His widow did not feel obligated to sell
in history; who, when, where but not what. I think the collection back to Larry.
Larry sparked that interest when he took her to the
Etowah Indian Mounds for their first date. Larry Larry and Joanne attended Shorter College (now
says he began collecting artifacts when he was just Shorter University) and Larry was drafted while
5 years old. He would walk in the woods for hours there. He and Joanne had just 11 weeks together
looking for arrowheads. By the time he was 6 8 before he was sent to Vietnam where he served as an
years old he could determine if they were Cherokee MP. They married the day before Larry graduated. He
or something else. During the Trail of Tears the went back to the University of Georgia. Joanne took
natives would mark the trees. Joanne and Larry a job, her first, at a private academy. She taught 6
learned how to read these directional markings. For periods different grades. Joanne got her Bachelors



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