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Does ART matter?

Art done by my five-year-old granddaughter definitely matters! I have a proudly framed mountain landscape she painted. I encourage her, but Daddy wants her to be a doctor. Some readers will remember gender-specific high school courses when the consensus of academic … Continue reading

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WORDS Matter

Civilization is a paradox. Too many examples show a dominant group inclined to crush the culture of the defeated. In ancient times, the world lost a brilliant treasure when the Phoenicians lost their country under the rise of Macedon in the mid … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Reading!

Twas the night before Christmas, and what to my wondering eyes should appear: a UPS truck slowly emerging from the fog in our forest to deliver my author copies of a new anthology! Yay! MYSTERY TIMES 2015 includes my short … Continue reading

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T-Day Reflections

During three weeks of November rain, I fought off melancholy and despair by reading three books loaned to me by Mary Glenn of Montford Cove. I found myself reflecting on differences in perspectives. The historical photos and articles about Asheville, NC, distracted me from the … Continue reading

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Chapter 47: Port Holes in the Attic

In 1965, my friends’ Uncle Morris R. Nanney wrote about the Montford Cove Valley. The road on the far right is 221 going north to Marion, NC. The area to the right of 221 near the county line is Union Mills … Continue reading

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Chapter 46: Craftsmen Remembered

In the last post, we were leaving the 1836 addition of the Albertus Ledbetter house, walking across the now enclosed dogtrot into the original house built by Jonathan Ledbetter in 1826 on his daddy’s plantation. My tour is given by … Continue reading

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Chapter 45: Remember Cinderella?

Lately, I have heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. More often, don’t judge a book by its cover. But I have to believe what my neighbor said about the Albertus Ledbetter house when it was put on … Continue reading

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Found a Blue Moon

From my rock path at five am, careful to not step on snakes, I was dazzled by the second full moon in July, a “blue moon.”

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Looking for a Blood Moon

What is it? This was the question that I asked my friend Wade, and he tried to explain. Remember, he was the Valedictorian of his high school class. I had to do further research and get pictures. And now I … Continue reading

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An Unforgettable Love Story

I have spent much time and energy researching the lineage of folks in my area, and I hesitate to divert your attention to Caldwell County for a story. However, I met the author of an intriguing book while attending a … Continue reading

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