By Walter Geiger
I’ve heard a lot of motivational speeches in my life. Quite frankly, most have been snoozers with an occasional treat thrown in. Last week, however, I was spellbound as Jackie Harmon spoke at an academic achievement banquet.
Harmon, then 15, moved to Griffin with her mother and a man her mother had taken up with.
Turns out the man was an abusive drunk who beat Jackie’s mom and once split open her skull.
When he was through kicking them around, the man kicked Jackie and her mom out of the house