Summers at Christian Bend, TN

Cousin Lon Christian

         Wild dogwoods were in bloom when Mama’s Aunt Cil died in spring 1968, and it nearly broke her heart. Aunt Cil was her last physical connection to her mama, Granny Ruth, and with those two matriarchs gone, Mama’s world just crumbled around her. Frank, Linda and I had spent a good [Read More...]

Hoe it out

Sneedville.Pat

  My daughter and her family are preparing to move to a new community after nearly a decade in the same town. She originally went to Spokane, Wa. to attend law school at Gonzaga. She had a change of mind and heart after a year. Spokane has been a good place to live, if one [Read More...]

The Gordon of Crossville, TN

Christian Bend Sign

  My buddy Gordon took this photo on April 16, 2007. I know the date because we had just crossed over the Holston River in Gordon’s red truck when the DJ on the country radio station stopped the music for breaking news. “There’s been a shooting at Virginia Tech,” he said. 32 people were killed. [Read More...]


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