Remembering the man who saved Stone Mountain

Well, what can you say about the man who saved Stone Mountain?

That would be my dad, Bobby D. Barnett.

As a young poultry scientist at Clemson University, he conducted research that proved that chickens didn’t really need to eat granite grit for their gizzards to grind up chicken feed, because it’s already ground up. That discovery put the Stony Mo Granite Grit Company out of business and saved the mountain they were grinding up from being fed to chickens.

That was just one of the many stories my dad told me and my brother Paul and sister Susan

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