Month: August 2011

Eddie Ceitlin Turns 105 and Still Counting

Life sometimes presents you with the rare opportunity to be a part of something truly special, and Saturday night was one of those occasions. I had the privilege and honor to be a part of Eddie Ceitlin's 105th birthday party. Turning 105 is a truly mind boggling feat in and of itself. Somehow, Eddie makes this feat even more truly amazing. At 105 Eddie still lives at home in Mountain Brook and is able to carry on a fluid conversation. As Eddie's family and friends gathered for his informal party at a local bbq restaurant, Eddie shows up fashionably late in his Alabama sweatshirt. As everyone crowds around to say a congratulatory word to Eddie I over hear him say whose the party for? As everyone settles in, my cousin Jay presents his grandfather with a autographed picture from Nick Saban wishing Eddie at Happy 105th Birthday. Any true tide fan would have been honored to have Saban sign them a picture for their birthday; however, it was Nick Saban who had the honor. After everyone settled in I walked over to say a word to Eddie and wish him a happy birthday. I introduced Eddie to my 14 month old son Wyatt and Eddie leaned forward and gave him a kiss. Amazing!

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Coffee County, AL Auto Accident Claims the Life of Brundidge Resident Who was Not Belted

A two vehicle car wreck has claimed the life of Merilyn Boyd of Brundidge, Alabama (Pike Co.). According to an article by Matt Elofson in the Dothan Eagle, the traffic accident occurred on Coffee County Road 114 when Ms. Boyd lost control of her 2011 Dodge Intrepid. Ms. Boyd's vehicle went off the roadway and then she over corrected causing her vehicle to go into opposite lane of travel and strike a truck being driven by Thomas Lavendar of Brundidge. Ms. Boyd suffered fatal injuries in this accident.

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