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TUCKASEEGEE CHRONICLES

The Tuckaseegee Chronicles

Historical Novels of the Great Smoky Mountains

 

BITTERSWEET FREEDOM IN A FAR LAND

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A WEE PORTAL THROUGH TIME

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Posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:34am

SLAVERS, RUM, AND CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS: Book Ten of the Tuckaseegee Chronicles

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SLAVERS, RUM, AND CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS: Book Ten of the Tuckaseegee Chronicles (Historical Novels of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1750-1764)



In Book Ten, slave dealers John Elliott and Yellow Jacket threaten Mairy at the MacNeill Settlement; Ruary becomes involved in an illegal whisky trade leading to great misfortune for his cousin and partner Pinckney MacDougall; Redwing gives birth to baby Walahu; a…

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At 11:33am on April 3, 2012, Byron Ballard said…

Thanks, Betty.  Do you do much here?  It seems kind of quiet...

At 5:57pm on May 8, 2009, Tipper said…
Betty

I've heard rimption before-way back sometime-and now its like a feather tickling my brain for me to remember who I used to be around that said it. For some reason I don't think it was a family member. I hope my brain retrieves the information-because I'm interested in the word now! I like your suspection about filling to the "rim" and bet you are totally right on it too.

Thank you for taking the time to comment!
At 9:55am on April 5, 2009, Tipper said…
Thank you for taking the time to watch my show-and your comment made me feel better about it-I was sooo nervous.
At 11:23am on March 10, 2009, Tipper said…
Hey Betty! So glad you liked the picture I used! It's my grandmothers family. Her name was Gazzie Truett. She was the first born of her family. She is the 3rd one from the left on the first row. I've never heard about the traveling photographers-but I bet that's how the picture was taken. Thank you for the comment-and for letting me feature your great essay!
At 2:47pm on January 8, 2009, Tipper said…
Betty

Thank you for the insightful comment on the Vocabulary Test. Especially interesting was your explanation about budget and blue john-since I've never heard those before. Your comment reminded me-I used to call my girls fussy-budgets when they were babies and crying alot. I have no clue where I picked it up from though. Our language and the way we use it from place to place is very interesting!

Tipper
At 3:52pm on January 5, 2009, nancy dillingham said…
Thanks, Betty! Great story!
 
 
 

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