BuckHaven, GA June 2020

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WE SAT DOWN (VIRTUALLY, OF COURSE) WITH A FEW MEN IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO WORK TIRELESSLY TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. 1. Tell us about one or two men who inspired you during your life and career. 2. How do you blow off steam and relax? 3. Volunteering is very important to us. How do you give back your time and/or resources? 4. We pray that by the time this June issue hits mailboxes, we will all be out and about. Where will you go for a special dinner?

Our Four Fathers

1. My dad taught me to work hard but make sure it’s things I enjoy. And to “not take myself too damn seriously”. All great lessons I try to practice every day. My first real job from graduate school was with Ed Roberts, MD, who is in the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame as the 1975 inventor of an early computer. Ed was brilliant, curious and optimistic; and believed he could do anything. A refreshing approach.

John Beach, Buckhead Heritage 2. Buckhead has some great parks and trails along the Chattahoochee – I met my wife there in 1986 while fly fishing, when our dogs started playing. We take our two pointers out weekly, and one is an award-winning frisbee competitor. I also play tennis, sculpt, and do some writing, so there’s always more to do than time to do it. 3. I have a lifelong interest in history, architecture and historic preservation. Being able to help preservation groups like Buckhead Heritage with my time and support is not really giving back to me – I get so much from members and other volunteers in return. I’ve also done some writing and teaching, and you learn so much, it’s incredibly rewarding. 4. Portofino, Le Colonial, Bilboquet and F & B, among others, miss us, and we them. 18

BuckHaven Lifestyle | June 2020

For History's Sake

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