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  • The Elberta resident and U.S. Army veteran said he didn't know how his name got on the monument.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Try sending an ER nurse to the teller window to pay her Visa bill with a dozen chickens and ten lugs of Elberta peaches.

    Cauliflower for Colonoscopies: This Is Health Care Reform?

  • The town of Elberta, meanwhile, is home to the 20-acre Biophilia Nature Center, and Gulf Shores has the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, with six miles of hiking trails.

    David Paul Appell: Great Gulf Coast Beach Vacations, Even Without the Beach

  • Ernestine and Elberta were both nearly old enough to wed.

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • Elberta and Edwina clutched at each other, the clusters of silk violets on their matching bonnets trembling and their blue eyes wide with shock, while Ernestine began to paw through her reticule for her smelling salts.

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • Elberta, Edwina and Ernestine were huddled together on the pew next to their mother, dabbing at their swollen eyes with their own handkerchiefs.

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • The region around Elberta, Alabama, is rich coastal farmland with a semi-tropical climate that allows for three growing seasons.

    One Big Table

  • Hubert de Vere is set on the Isle of Wight during the reign of King John; The Siege of Pevensey is set during the reign of William Rufus, and Elberta takes place in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest, but it was Edwy and Elgiva, another historical tragedy, that Fanny presented in order to raise money.

    Frances Burney (1752-1840)

  • The preeminent Georgia peach was the Elberta, sufficiently firm to make it to New York City without turning to gooey mush.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • For most of one afternoon he thought about a day 50 years ago out at Reed Pond, the day he fell in love with Essie and never got over it: Essie in her black bathing suit eating an Elberta peach.

    Bailey White: 'The Telephone Man'

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