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Hiking Black Balsam Bald – America the Beautiful!

I don't like hats and will probably "lose" the one I wore on this hike. But the real point of the photos is to show that there is life after Chemo! Right now, I probably know almost 20 people (a huge number for anyone), who are fighting cancer. Most people when they first call or [...]

By |2018-07-07T21:40:57+00:00July 4th, 2018|Memories, North Carolina, The Company of Friends|0 Comments

Travelers Rest

Traveler's Rest today. This stagecoach inn and plantation home was built around 1815 by James R. Wyly. He strategically located it along the Unicoi Turnpike (formerly an Native American footpath), which was an early highway over the Appalachian Mountains. Wyly operated the inn until 1833 when he sold it to his neighbor Devereaux Jarrett, the [...]

By |2018-06-30T06:31:16+00:00June 30th, 2018|Living in Stephens County|0 Comments

Cows Gone Wild!

I really can't get in the field with these cows. Why? Because suddenly, they have become my 1,600 pound friends! When they were younger, they were easier to manage but now they have become too happy when they see me. Blessing or Curse? They immediately come up to me and want me to rub their [...]

By |2018-06-23T16:16:07+00:00June 23rd, 2018|Memories|0 Comments

Destination: Wayah Bald, North Carolina

We started out with a destination of Franklin, North Carolina thinking it would be fun to go a Scottish Festival. The real action happened earlier in the day, and we were left to wander through a half vacant city. But we purchased hiking shorts and shoes and other things. This city is not far from [...]


Indian Island in the center of the backwaters of Lake Hartwell is almost underwater. We paddled out to it recently and just sat and talked about all that has happened over the past year. This time last June, I was clueless about having cancer. The discovery and the operation hit just after July 4! Then [...]