The Claws that I Shall Never Forget

The Claws that I Shall Never Forget
The Claws that I Shall Never Forget   Many years ago I lived in a little log cabin under a large maple tree.   It was on a little mountain road where all the travelers had to pass, and they would stop to rest under the maple tree.   I had...
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My First Fish

My First Fish
My First Fish                   Spring was bursting out all over the place.   The Redbuds, dogwood and Apple trees bore witness to this fact.   I began to get in the swing of things, too.                 The urge to go fishing was uppermost in my mind.   I knew I...
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Camping at Hickory Nut Gap Cabin

Camping at Hickory Nut Gap Cabin
Camping at Hickory Nut Gap Cabin   One day in early spring, I heard a conversation that was not for my ears.   It went something like this, “It’s time to plant the potatoes at Hickory Nut Gap Cabin.”   This cabin was located in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park,...
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A Pile of Dirt!!

A Pile of Dirt!!
A pile of dirt! That's all my brothers and I needed to create weeks and months of amazing entertainment. Dad was one of the most creative fathers ever. He would dump a pick-up truck full of topsoil right in the middle of the back yard. With a 99 cent bag of...
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Music in My Life - Window Sill to Steinway

Music in My Life - Window Sill to Steinway
My earliest memories of music are from church, as my dad was a Methodist minister.  I am told that at the age of two I begged to sit beside the church pianist as she played.  When we got home, I then pretended I was the pianist, playing on the window sill....
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Forces Favourites

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Ruby Tuesday

My first ever purchase of a record was the 45 rpm of Ruby Tuesday by the Rolling Stones. I must have played it 100 times the first night and wrote down the lyrics. I even went so far as to compose my own lyrics of a song. At this time I...
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My First Job

Discounting the babysitting and house cleaning jobs I had as a teen, my first real job was at a restaurant a few miles away from my home.  I worked at "Gino's Italian Restaurant" after school and on the weekends my Sophmore and Junior years of high school.  It was located on the...
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Not Very Manly!

Just trying to add a little humor to the site.
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Riding the Gondola

The gondolas were running at Aspen and Snowmass...  
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Grand Canyon

And we visited the Grand Canyon. Mikey said "it\'s boring, can we watch a movie?"!  
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Baseball

Mikey played Cal Ripken Spring 2010 and was totally addicted to baseball- playuing and watching the DBacks!
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Bungee jumping

They all loved bungee jumping!
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Rock climbing

Ellie tried rock climbing.
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Where We LIved, Tellico to Vonore, TN

 
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Bald River Falls, Hunting, Fishing

 
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Uncle Ed, Aunt Nell, Billy Goat, 22 Rifle

 
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Parents meet, Babcock, Stokely Van Camp

 
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Father, Siblings, 44 Convertible

 
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Father OH,Babcock Lumber, Sharecropping

 
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