Remembering my father, Talmadge Eugene Lupo (13 April 1933 – 5 April 1995) on what would have been his 82nd birthday. He was born thirty years and one week before I was.
He graduated high school in Homerville, GA in 1951.
He served two terms in the U.S. Air Force throughout the 1950s, stationed in West Germany.
He and my mother, Emily, were married 18 August 1961 in Atlanta, GA, where he was attending Atlanta Law School.
My father worked for the City of East Point for over twenty years, starting out as a meter reader, and moving over to the Water Department as a plant operator in the 70s. I have many memories of him there.
He was an active member of Park Street Methodist Church, where he served in every official capacity other than minister. People who knew him there always remarked on his knowledge of the Bible.
My parents were married for thirty-three years.
At the time of his death in 1995, he had three sons, and one granddaughter. Shown above, granddaughter Christina
G. M. Lupo (ISNI: 0000 0005 0315 9196) is a native of Atlanta, Georgia where he has always had a dysfunctional relationship with his hometown. His most recent published work is the story collection Reconstruction (2020), part of his series of Atlanta Stories, which includes Fables of the New South (2017). Along with his novel, Rebecca, Too (2018), and his full-length play Another Mother, these constitute his Expanded Universe of Fictional Atlanta. He has also released a collection of essays, poetry, and stories entitled Words Words Words (2020).
He was the winner of the 2017 Essential Theatre Play Writing Award for Another Mother which had its world premiere in his home neighborhood of West End in August 2017, in the building that once housed the library where he learned to read as a child.
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Thanks for sharing the info on your dad, a great story, a great life.