This is another story of serendipity where one interesting fact leads to a whole new adventure in pursuing local foodie history. It all starts with a punch.
A few weeks ago I was offered some punch at a Holiday Home Tour in Old North Knoxville. It was unusual in that it had Jell-O in it. That’s when I first … [ Continue reading ... ]
Sometimes the littlest things brighten up your day. Such was the case when I was out walking and saw this darling tiny mailbox filled to the max with letters to Santa.
I have it on very good authority that Santa did pay them a visit — 15 minutes ago to be exact.
Merry Christmas to everyone!
26th Annual Holiday Home Tour
A couple of girlfriends and I headed on a field trip to Old North Knoxville Sunday to get in the holiday spirit. We had heard about the Old North Knoxville Holiday Home Tour and thought it would be fun to see some other parts of Knoxville other than Market Square downtown.
It turns out that … [ Continue reading ... ]
Wild Land Fires Are a Real Threat to Us All
Last Sunday I was outside working and a fire truck went by around 2:20 in the afternoon. And then another one. And another one. All tolled — 8-9 fire trucks went by, numerous rescue squad units and a bull dozer! Jim couldn’t stand it any longer and jumped in his … [ Continue reading ... ]
Two of the women’s groups I belong to this year are donating Children’s books to the Sharps Chapel Elementary School. I am the main point of contact and I am having a ball reading the books as they are given to me prior to our delivery to the school.
One of the books is called “The Day the Crayons … [ Continue reading ... ]
This Thanksgiving, may you enjoy life’s simplest pleasures. Here is a poem I chose for you.
Seeker of Truth
by e.e. cummings
seeker of truth
follow no path
all paths lead where
truth is here
It is hard to believe that it has only been one week since we visited Rogersville TN – the weather has changed so abruptly. But it was a beautiful fall day last Saturday and Jim and I decided to take a drive to enjoy the leaves. We were headed towards Rogersville TN (only an hour-or-so away via 25-E) to visit … [ Continue reading ... ]
Amis Mill Eatery (pronounced “amy”) is a great day trip. It is two miles outside of Rogersville, TN — only 55 miles or so from Sharps Chapel. It takes a little more than an hour to get there. It has a year-round restaurant with a very nice view of the Amis Mill waterfall and dam.
Their food is outstanding. They … [ Continue reading ... ]
If you have ever been on Leadmine Bend Rd., perhaps to go to the Ferry or Pickin-n-Grinnin, then you have passed the A.T. Cole store.
I was with several friends, coming back from a soap-making class that Right By Nature was giving and the store was open, so we stopped!
There were four men sitting on the porch, just … [ Continue reading ... ]