OK...WindRiver Strategies has NOT joined forces with AMC and we do not have a new TV series or mini series coming out to document Atlanta's recent winter travails. But, being from Atlanta we are certainly able to laugh at ourselves especially during "snow season." Plus, given that we spend about $4.50 on winter preparation annually it was good to hear so many stories of how we took care of each other during the storm. See the ABC news story below. Taking care of each other is just "wealth" whether you are at home, in the office or stranded on I-285. Anyway, here's some more Atlanta fun:
- All directions start with, "Head down Peachtree...and when you see the Waffle House turn..."
- Gate A-1 at the Hartsfield International Airport is 32 miles away from the Main Concourse. Arrive early.
- Atlanta is pronounced "LAN-uh".
- It’s impossible to go around a block and wind up on the street you started on. The Chamber of Commerce calls it a "scenic drive" and has posted signs to that effect so that out-of-towners don’t feel lost....they’re just on a "scenic drive."
From ABC News: Baby Born on Highway During Atlanta Storm
Grace was born around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in her parents’ stranded car on Interstate 285, the loop of highway that encircles Atlanta.
“We couldn’t go forward any more and that’s when I knew,” Grace’s mom, Amy Anderson, told local ABC affiliate WSB-TV. “The contractions had gotten so strong, I knew that this baby was coming, because we just couldn’t get through.”
Grace was delivered by her father, Nick Anderson, and Officer Tim Sheffield of the Sandy Springs Police Department, who was on the road to help drivers stranded by the icy conditions and asked the Andersons if they were having car troubles.
“I said, ‘No, we’re having a baby,” Nick Anderson told WSB-TV.
Sheffield, who was also celebrating his birthday Tuesday, said the delivery was fast.
“I could see the baby head like it was crowning so I went back to my car to get my first aid kit and some gloves and when I got back to the car the head had popped out,” Sheffield said.
Also along for the delivery, in the backseat of the Marietta, Ga., family’s car, were Grace’s two older siblings, according to WSB-TV.
Paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after Grace’s birth and took the family to a hospital. Both mom and baby are fine, a spokeswoman for the Sandy Springs Police Department told ABCNews.com.