Category Archives: Culture

Sweet Potatoes and Sweet Views

We planted sweet potatoes this year. I have never done that before, so we didn’t quite know what to expect. I asked someone this week when you dug them up. They said any time now, and they would be fine … Continue reading

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School and Soccer

Jenna and I started school yesterday. It was a long day for both of us as afterward she had her first soccer practice and I had an elders’ meeting. The day went well for both of us, though. It was … Continue reading

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Dad and Barbara’s Visit Part II

Dad and Barbara got off this morning about 8:30. Yesterday we went to town and toured the Cherokee County Historical Museum. There were lots of artifacts from days gone by and an account of the removal of the Cherokee Indians … Continue reading

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We took the girls to the drive-in in Georgia last night along with lots of other families from church to see Cars II. We got there early to get a front row seat. There is a large area of grass … Continue reading

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How do you know when Spring is approaching in NC? The appearance of Robins in the yard? A stretch of several days when it doesn’t get below freezing? Daffodils beginning to push their way up through the dirt? Nope. It’s … Continue reading

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The Possum Drop

We experienced some NC culture last night at the Possum Drop at Clay’s Corner. There was a beauty contest (theme song of “Dude Looks Like a Lady” from Aerosmith will give you the idea), a bull riding contest (on a … Continue reading

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December Weather

I think compared to Texas, it has been a cold start to the winter. The average high for the month was 39° and the average low was 22°. The high for the entire month was today at 61°. There were … Continue reading

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What Do These Have in Common?

These were all a first this Thanksgiving: the first time I fired a semi-automatic rifle, the first time I had rhubarb pie (that I remember), and the first Texas game I have seen this year.

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Boiled Peanuts and Fall Color

Two things that I see and hear a lot about up here are boiled peanuts (they are sold in the stores and on the side of the road all over) and the fall colors. We experienced both this weekend. Dana … Continue reading

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