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Sweet dreams - Alumni Profiles
June 2012 Issue
“Ain’t nothing like ’em nowhere.” If that slogan sounds familiar, it should. It’s the mantra of the legendary Dreamland barbecue restaurant in Tuscaloosa, Ala., featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” ESPN, the New York Times, USA Today and the Food Network. What you might not know is that its co-owner is a Georgia alumna. “Anybody who knows me… knows that I’m Georgia through and through,” says Betty Hooks Underwood (BSEd ’53). “My Daddy was such a big Georgia man. He served as a state senator in the 1940s. If any of us had said that we wanted to go somewhere else he would have…,” her voice trails off, as if pondering an unimaginable consequence. The late Vendie Hudson Hooks Sr. was successful in agribusiness in Emmanuel County, where Betty grew up the fifth of six children. All of her brothers and sisters attended UGA, as did many others in the extended Hooks family. Underwood arrived at UGA in 1949 and lived …
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