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This week, it’s a time travel story…with a twist

Time travel. It has been a part of the plot of many a movie over the years and, no doubt, the daydream of almost everyone at one time or another. Who hasn’t thought of what they could do if only time travel were possible? From sparing the world the pain of a future calamity or stopping a despotic dictator before he ever gets started, to the less altruistic motivation of being able to buy a share of Coca-Cola stock on the first day it is issued…time travel has captivated us all.

This week, in a departure from our usual type of story, we take a side trip into the world of “what if.” We’re going to put $5 in your pocket and let you imagine traveling back 50 years to Atlanta in 1965. We offer a few suggestions for how you might stretch that $5 well beyond what it would purchase today and, no doubt, you’ll be able to let your imagination run a little wild remembering the way it used to be.

This is, of course, a pretty simple exercise given the way that money seems to decrease in purchasing power from year to year but 1965 wasn’t chosen on a whim. For those who lived in or near Atlanta in 1965, there was a pretty significant event that year. Some would even call it life-changing…and, it is the subject of this week’s Stories of Atlanta.

Lance Russell

Lance Russell is an Atlanta-based filmmaker and media communicator who, for over three decades, has been entrusted by clients to tell their stories. A seasoned producer with an innate ability to cut to the heart of the matter, Lance’s instincts are tailor-made for today’s “media bite” culture. Brief, poignant and always entertaining, Lance’s current passion is bringing Atlanta’s colorful and inspiring past to life with his “rest of the story” style video series, Stories of Atlanta. “History’s best communicators,” says Lance, “have always been storytellers. It’s in our DNA. ‘Once upon a time’ is how we got to where we are now.”


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  1. BillSapp1 August 17, 2015 10:57 pm

    Loved it!Report

  2. Martha W August 18, 2015 10:34 am

    These are so delightful — you never know where they are going to take you! Thank you!Report

  3. Lance Russell August 19, 2015 1:06 pm

    BillSapp1 Thanks Bill…miss you guys, hope our paths cross soon.Report

  4. Lance Russell August 19, 2015 1:16 pm

    Martha W Martha what a nice comment.  Thank you for watching and, especially, for taking the time to post your thoughts.  Next week we have a really interesting story planned about a really big subject…gravity. Other than the obvious, it turns out that gravity actually is one of the Stories of Atlanta.  Stay tuned.Report

  5. Britton Edwards August 19, 2015 2:25 pm

    If only! $5 doesn’t get you much now…Report

  6. Maria Saporta August 20, 2015 2:38 pm

    Lance does such a great job!Report


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