|A LITTLE SOMETHING
ABOUT GREAT WRITER
FREDDIE L SIRMANS SR.
THE LIFE OF GREAT WRITER FREDDIE L SIRMANS SR:
Freddie L. Sirmans was born in Stockton, Ga. on Dec. 22, 1942. In
1956 he moved with his family to Valdosta, GA. at the age of
fourteen. He finished Pinevale High School in Valdosta in 1961. He
turned down a basketball scholarship to attend Fort Valley State
College in GA. upon graduation.
In late 1962 Mr. Sirmans enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he was
trained as a fire and crash rescue man and fire fighter. After he
spent four years in the Air Force Mr. Sirmans returned to Valdosta in
1966. In 1969 he met and married Carolyn Laverne Cunningham.
That union ended in a divorce in 1980. He has operated several small
businesses and help raise four kids.
They are Regina, Freddie Jr, Hoover, and Erica. He is so proud of his
nine grand children. He has a lot to be thankful for, now; Freddie L.
Sirmans Sr. is a published Author. The name Freddie L. Sirmans can
now be looked up in any Internet search engine as a great writer.
WRITER’S PUBLIC SCHOOL DAYS:
To be truthful I didn't take studying and applying myself very
seriously when I was in high school. I excelled in sports and that
became my primary interest. In fact I grew up dealing with a lot of
negative personality issues.
Overall I grew up with an inferiority complex. I had very little self-
confidence and lacked a positive "I can do attitude." I can talk
about things like that now because in my later years I've decide to
make a special effort to reach out to others. I'm not completely out
of the woods yet but I've come a long ways.
WRITER’S COLLEGE EXPERIENCE:
While in the US. Air Force In 1965 I was station in Puerto Rico,
during that time I took two college classes from the University of
Puerto Rico on base. That's it!
SOME OF WRITER’S WORK EXPERIENCE:
In this year of two thousand three (2003) at age sixty I am retired.
But, like many retirees I decided to go out and get a job. I have
worked almost a year at Wild Adventures Theme Park Valdosta,
Georgia USA. So far my dream of becoming a rich writer has not
panned out but I haven't lost faith. Besides, it is good for me. I still
love to eat and have to watch my weight. I work outside and except
for the South Georgia heat my job is great.
At this time September 15, 2003 at 9:30 pm. on this lovely calm
Tuesday night here in South Georgia I am at peace with myself. I no
longer have a job and work out side the home. I plan to spend my
future time on personal projects and goals. I've fulfilled my calling
and destiny mission of getting the word out on many of my personal
views and predictions. I have kept the faith and stayed the course.
A LITTLE ABOUT WRITER’S MILITARY EXPERIENCE:
As a shy neurotic South Georgia country boy the military offered so
many first things for young Freddie. In the fall of 1962 as the huge
jet lifted off from the Jacksonville, Florida air port runway headed to
San Antonio, Texas a young rainbow recruit named Freddie L
Sirmans was onboard. It was the first time young Freddie had been
up, up thirty three thousand feet into the "Wild blue yonder."
It was the first time he had been over five hundred miles away from
home. During his two months at Lackland A.F.B. near San Antonio
TX. he visited the Alamo. He went From San Antonio on to the
Midwest for two years at Offutt A.F.B. NE. His little group of airmen
spent much of their leisure time partying up on north twenty Fourth
Street in Omaha, Nebraska. His last two years in the Air Force were
spent in the Caribbean at Ramey A.F.B Puerto Rico.
At that time in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico they had a nightclub called the
Black Stallion where most of the airmen hung out during their leisure
time. He also enjoyed some fresh roasted pig and red beans and rice
during his tour there. Then in late 1966 he returned back home to
South Georgia. He settled in Valdosta Georgia where he still resides.