Winder is still seems like small town to me when I visit there. There is a lot of growth to the north and west side of Winder. I lived there until maybe 6 or 7, so saying I grew up in Winder was not totally correct. My grandparents lived there, so we were down two or three times per year, until I got married. Only to return for racing at Road Atlanta or the GM National at Atlanta Drag way and funerals. I have one remaining aunt that tells me "don't wait until I'm dead to come and see me". So, for the past several years I have been going down once a year to she her.
My fondest memories was the rabbit hunting with my uncles and the "Fourth of July" celebration where they had a "Greasy Pig Chasing" contest where you got to keep the pig if you could catch that slippery rascal. When I found out, that I could not catch or hang on to a 50 lb. pig, I just started watching. What a hoot, I laughed even harder as I grew older watching kids and some adults try their luck for some bacon, pork chops and barbecue.
My wife and I celebrated our 41st at the Carlisle GM National. Congrats to you and yours !!!