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the Glennville Onion Festival
followed by a summer break. He
finishes off the year in the fall
with the Real Squeal in Lyons
and the Million Pines Festival in
“In the old days,” said Emory,
“everyone came to town with
their handmade goods. There
wasn’t any buying online.” He
was right. It was a different time. A time when people created goods by hand, and buying and
selling was done with conversation rather than the stroke of a computer key. “I love meeting
different people having a conversation. It’s nice when people enjoy looking at something
you’ve made and like it so much they want to buy it. It’s really interesting that more and more
young people want to buy the more old-fashioned pieces.”
In 2015, after serving the community for forty-two years, Emory and his cousin, Jimmy
Davis, closed their business, Sea Island Cotton Gin. Now retired, between his lapidary work
and grandchildren’s sporting events, Emory and Marge stay busy. “I have eight grandsons,”
said Emory with a proud smile. If he’s not in his shop, he said, “I’m following kids around. We
have three playing soccer right now, and all but two live around here.”
Thirteen-year-old Micah has already begun learning the cabochon technique from his
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