My Home Town: Dacula GA and a Waffle House Wedding

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty


One of the things I love about the South is that we are if nothing else, we are creative. My wife Carmen and I have lived in Dacula, Georgia and we love living in our community of Hamilton Mill . The South has a slower pace of life than any other area of the country I have lived in and I have spent time in most of them during my Professional Golf days. From Palm Springs, Phoenix, Denver, Michigan, New Hampshire and many others, there is nothing like living in the South.

For those that may not be aware, we do have all the wonderful living arrangements as the rest of the country. Electricity is readily available as is indoor plumbing and we even have a few stop lights. Heck we even have restaurants that we can drive our Ford or Chevy pick up trucks to and eat which brings me to why I am writing.

Waffle House is a staple of Southern Living. If you have never had a waffle with some scattered and covered hash-browns you are really missing something. Next time you drive down the dirt roads in the South and see that Yellow Waffle House, drop in and getcha some hash-browns and a waffle. Do not worry about bringing your cash, they recently have started accepting debit and credit cards.

What recently took place at a Waffle House within 10 minutes of my home may go down in the history of the South as the most sought after Southern internet story of our time. You see, George "Bubba" Mathis and his co-worker/fiance, Pamela Christian decided to get married at the Waffle House. Here is a link to more of the wedding photos. It is priceless,

"I don't know, it's something different," Mathis said while fixing his tie prior to the ceremony.For years, the couple tried to marry on their Independence Day anniversary. But the bride was always scheduled to work. Instead of waiting any longer - she got the day off at the last minute; Mathis had to report for the morning shift - the couple of nine years decided to seal the deal at work.

"It's been crazy, madness," the bride said. "Finally, everything worked out."

Standing nearby, the father of the newly minted Mrs. Pamela Mathis, William Christopher, wondered if anyone had videotaped the ceremony. He wants to send it in to CMT. See, I told you we were creative, he should also send it to TMZ

The couple plans to honeymoon Monday and Tuesday, but then it's back to work.

The destination?

"I don't know yet," Mathis said

That is so typical Southern. We do not plan ahead or worry about where we are goin'.

Man I love the South and glad to be living in Georgia. Make it a great day folks, ya'll come back now ya hear.


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Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

I know some one who drove by a waffle house this last weekend and said it was packed with lines outside. I wonder if it was the one with the wedding that you are blogging about. Nice post

Aug 28, 2008 02:51 AM #1
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

WH is always packed on the weekends... 

And don't forget to tell them that we have grocery stores, too...  And the Georgia that the Russians are invading is in Europe.  They'd be skeered to try that crap here.

Aug 28, 2008 03:00 AM #2
Patty Carroll
Vancouver, WA

We went to a Waffle House and had the best pecan waffles we have ever had, they were incrediable. We don't have them in the Pacific Northwest, darn it!

Aug 28, 2008 03:25 AM #3
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