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Madison, Her Attitude of Gratitude

Madison stepped into her newly remodeled kitchen and immediately frowned. Joshua had left the cabinet doors open, dirty dishes on the counter and an uncapped and half empty jar of peanut butter. She sighed

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I WANT THAT! – A Child’s Journey!

Sometimes we can’t get past hearing ” I want that ” on a daily basis! If we have small children or grand children it is just a given! The following story is a perfect example of this. Six-year-old

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Cherokee North Carolina, Gateway to the Great Smokey Mountains

Cherokee North Carolina, The Southern gateway to the Great Smokey Mountains Cherokee North Carolina is situated in the Great Smokey Mountains and is the headquarters to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee

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Planting – A Time To Plant

  Dad spent the early days of spring at the barn preparing the first steps towards a time for planting. He re-conditioned the hoes, shovels, pitchforks, axes and rakes. Old handles were replaced

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A Life for Nancy Silver: Visiting the scene of the story

  Nancy Silver looked around, taking it all in. they owned land on both sides of Crane Branch Road – 100 acres. For the first time in her life, Nancy felt rich. To the left was a steep pastureland

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Disallowing Chicken Ownership

  I read a blog post about disallowing Chicken Ownership! This is a first for me! I had never read or even imagined that someone could be convicted of or having their rights to own chickens taken

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Traveling in Franklin North Carolina and Highlands North Carolina

  The area around Franklin North Carolina & Highlands, North Carolina is rich in an abundance of scenic beauty. Located in Macon County and surrounded by mountains, rivers and waterfalls this

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Pullin’ The Sawmills Money Stick

Back in Dad’s younger days, there were no payroll jobs in our community until small, movable sawmills started production in the mountains. Work crews set up operations in different locations where

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Wheels of Change Book Giveaway

At the bottom of this article of “Wheels of Change”, you can register to get a free copy of “It’s not My Mountain Anymore”, written by this same author! When I was a high school

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A Life For Nancy Silvers

  Nancy Silvers whose father was Charlie Silvers, was the son of Jacob and Elisabeth Silver.  Charlie’s mother, Elizabeth died during child birth.  Jacob remarried and had 12 more children.  Charlie

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SNAKIN FIREWOOD OUT FOR LUMBE AND WINTER FIRES

The time for snakin’ out firewood was after the last wagon load of corn was hauled from withering November fields and stored in the barn. Dad rolled the wagon into the shed, scotched the wheels, and

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Winter Delights

Winter’s north wind swept across fields and pasture leaving crystal gowns of white on every twig and blade. Soft mountain soil turned hard as rock, and Kelly’s Creek was framed with snow and

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