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A Shelter of Others by Charles Dodd White

Mountain writer expresses a cry for countryby Rob Neufeld             There’s a scene in Charles Dodd White’s new novel, “A Shelter of Others,” in which a character topples twenty feet off a ledge in a national forest and is saved by some kind of “solid bulk” that interrupts his fall.            He has landed on a…See More
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Life among the poorest is eye-openerby Rob Neufeld             Enlightened and sobered by Katherine Boo’s account of political amorality and human behavior in “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” I was also amazed by her narrative achievement.            The book is…See More
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My company, Dave Turner Creative, has just Dave Turner Creative has formed a new partnership with expert proofreader Rebecca Lang. Here are her credentials, experience and specialties:http://daveturnercreative.com/proofreadingAll the best,Dave Turner, author of Billy Ray's…See More
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Book discussions in WNC, July 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, JULY 2014Tuesday, July 1WILD BOOK CLUB: The WILD Book Club discusses “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville…See More
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Summer issue of GreenPrints is out!

The summer issue of GreenPrints is out! You probably know it's published right there in Fairview by Pat Stone, former longtime gardening editor of Mother Earth News! He's graciously included an excerpt of one of my favorite stories from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden, which I do hope you will enjoy! He's also going to be making the book available on his site, soon! Thank you, Pat Stone! …See More
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Screening of "Stark Love" filmed in NC in 1929 at A-B Tech Ferguson Auditorium

June 21, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
The movie, filmed in 1929 in Graham County NC, accompanies the Asheville History Center's "Hillbilly Land" exhibition.See More
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"Hey Rob, Can you make it to the reading tonight? If not, where can I send you a copy of the book? Best to email me at <jerry@harebrandideas.com>"
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Jerry Pope reads New novel at Monte Visa Hotel

June 19, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Local artist and Swannanoa Valley historian Jerald Pope is releasing his first novel, “The Elvis Tooth.” Pope describes the book as “a comic, historical, action-packed beach book, about Black Mountain that combines real history and stories with a time travel flair,” The titular tooth, the key McGuffin in the story, was an actual tooth pulled from Elvis Presley’s mouth in Black Mountain by Dr. Love in 1975. Pope is best known locally for the “Way Back When” series of plays that ran at the Black…See More
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My Short Story "Belong" Published at Word Riot

May entertain, but it is a little edgy, NSFW (not safe for work) as the kids say, so consider yourself warned: http://www.wordriot.org/archives/7026See More
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Historic photo--Bent Field trestle wreck, 1928

HISTORIC PHOTO Bent Field trestle wreck “We have many train wreck pictures,” says Marcy Thompson, Local History Librarian at Transylvania County Library.  Railroad and logging work were dangerous occupations; and Joe Wilde, a logging crew foreman and photographer had been on site for a number of them.  The wreck…See More
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Sallie commented on Sallie's blog post Rev. Stephen Morgan , 1776-1859
"I really appreciate your book, and I was amazed at your information on our Morgan family. I need to read it once more. Thank you"
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Rob Neufeld commented on Sallie's blog post Rev. Stephen Morgan , 1776-1859
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"Rob, I would like to see your story about the early settlers of South Hominy in People's History of WNC. How do I access this information? Thank you , Sallie"
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"Your grandpa was my first cousin, his 3 sons Craig Kermit , Paul Hubert, and Roger Hamilton Anderson are my first cousins once removed and any children these 3 have are my first cousins twice removed. my three offspring, Jamie Anne, Toni Marie and…"
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My mother's family was featured in "A LOT OF BUNKUM" volume 28 February 2007, a publication of Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society. The title of the article was
The Story Behind The Hare Funeral Home by Sandy Samz
The Asheville Citizen Times also ran a piece about the Hare Funeral Home that was entitled
"Funeral home became Asheville fixture," and that was in May 7,2007..by Dorothy Gillum Bryant shown in photo above.

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Tar heel Roots in Sedro Woolley Washington



I am a transplanted "Tar heel". I have never forgotten my Western North Carolina roots, and although I have lived in California for a good portion of my life, I still consider Western North Carolina as "home."

In August of 1981, after my Dad's memorial service, a group of family members went out to eat at a family style restaurant in…

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Posted on March 8, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Miller Family Album, Early 20th Century

This photo is of the William J Miller and Sallie Viola Rogers Miller children taken in 1903.

From Left to right Roy standing , Locke seated, Mamie standing and Lois.

I noticed that the boys all seemed to wear dresses in those days, Locke would have been three. The Miller family lived…

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Posted on February 15, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Big Yellow House

Aunt Mamie and Uncle Early's Home..

This photo shows Mamie and Early at their wedding.



Aunt Mamie, was my dad's oldest sister. She married Early Lee Anderson and moved to Clay County. She came from a very Democratic family and Uncle Early was a Republican. This rather astonished my…

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Posted on December 15, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

I never really studied this photo

The photo is of Rebecca Rogers 03 Jun 1838-18 Sep 1910 along with some of her family members,

My grandmother is not shown in this photo..I think it must have been in the 1800's some time because

I have a photo of Rebecca where she is very chubby and her hair is very white. My grandmother was born in

1870 and I believe that Mary Jane Elizabeth Rogers Hooper was born in 1880..(she would have been the baby)

and Roberta Rogers was born in 1877.…
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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 5:00pm

From, " Experiences of A Pedagogue in the Carolina Highlands" by Prof. Madison

There was a series of articles published in the Asheville Citizen in the 70's or maybe the 60's . I was able to look at a couple of these articles when I visited the Hunter Library at WCU in Cullowhee. I found two articles that mentioned my grandfather Will Miller, and even my great grandmother Margaret (Keener) Miller. The staff at the Hunter Library were unbelievably helpful. Wish I could have stayed longer.

I have enclosed copies of the articles, which the…
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At 11:55am on May 31, 2011, M Huggins said…
John Ehle has so many great books. Yes two were made into movies. My husband has know him a long time and we are big fans of his. John is a great writer and has done so much for NC. We just joined the Read on WNC as we did not know it was out there. I just re-read Last One Home again after many years, some great characters.  My husband has a novel coming out next year (set in Hot Springs NC in 1917) and John was very helpful. We both grew up near Asheville so are thrilled to have this contact for the literary world there.
At 4:48pm on May 30, 2010, Chivous Omar Bradley said…
If I am related to the General, it is very distant and I've not proven the connection. My dad served in WW II and drove the General's Jeep on several occasions. After surviving action at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, and Huertgen Forest, Dad was hit by shrapnel while on a routine reconnaissance mission. After surgery in a field hospital in Germany, he was transferred to a hospital in Brittain where General Bradley visited him. Dad was so impressed by that act that he named me for General Bradley. Nelson Bradley was actually named for Morgan L. Neilson, MD- an early Buncombe County physician. While his given name is listed as Neilson or Nelson M. Bradley on Census records, his name at birth was Doctor Morgan Neilson Bradley. According to my great uncle, he always went by "Nelson" Bradley.
At 12:46pm on May 29, 2010, Chivous Omar Bradley said…
Sallie,
It is a pleasure reading your comments. We share some common ancestry and history. My great great grandfather Alexander Bradley married Elizabeth Goldsmith, the sister of your William Goldsmith. There is some speculation that Alexander's brother Johnathan was a victim of the Shelton Laurel Massacre. He was returning home at the time from Tennessee and disappeared. One of his shoes was found later but neither he nor his body was ever located. Wilma Dykeman, one of the great historical writers of western North Carolina and Tennessee, was a descendant of Alexander Bradley and Elizabeth Goldsmith. Her historical novel, "The Tall Woman" is about her Bradley, Ballard, and Cole ancestors.
At 10:34am on February 15, 2010, Terry Gimpel said…
Thank you Sallie,
I will look forward to receiving additional information from you. I have information on and photos of Hester Jane Goldsmith, daughter of John Turner Goldsmith and Naomi Bryan corn if you are interested?
At 1:37pm on February 7, 2010, Summer Campbell-Kelsch said…
So I have a John Goldsmith listed under his father William Goldsmith,and under John I have John Turner Goldsmith born the 10th of July 1824 death as 12 December 1911.He was married to Naomi Bryan Corn whose father was Richard Corn.They were married in 1846 in Greenville,SC.They had a daughter named Minerva Goldsmith who married Joseph Bailee Kirk,one of their sons was Samuel Kirk who married May Belle Smith and the had a son named Calvin Kirk who is my Grandma Delores Campbell's father.May Belle Smith I have linked to Queen Elizabeth II.Her grandmother Martha Jane Fenton is her eight cousin.
At 1:05pm on February 5, 2010, Summer Campbell-Kelsch said…
It is actually my Grandmother, Delores Campbell whose Great Great Grandfather was John Goldsmith, and you are right! John Turner Goldsmith did Mary Naomi Corn! I have been trying to do my Grandma's genealogy for her, and her aunt Sammie. Sammie lives in California , as well as my Grandma. I did a google search and saw your story and could not believe it! I am so excited! Hopefully we can collaborate to get all the proper information on our families! Exciting!
At 1:18pm on February 3, 2010, Summer Campbell-Kelsch said…
My Great Great Great grandfather William Goldsmith had a son named John Turner Goldsmith. That would mean your Great great Grandpa and mine were brothers! My Grandma is so excited! She lives in California as well, but Santa Rosa. I hope to hear from you!
At 11:14am on October 24, 2009, Dawn McCall said…
Sallie,
Email me directly at dawnmarie@citcom.net and I'll send you what I have in my databases in Word format. I certainly know how hard it is to verify your research when you live so far out of state. I was very blessed to have a lady in Missouri helping me with records that I needed on my Sams line and now, since publishing my first book, people who have bought it have gotten in touch with me with old family photos, bible records and all kinds of goodies! With their permission, I am doing a revised edition to add the things that have been shared. So, I am always willing to help those who live out of state with Buncombe County look-ups.
At 9:48pm on October 23, 2009, Dawn McCall said…
Sallie,
Was reading through posts this evening and noticed your on the Buckner and Freeman families and I also have those in my lines. My 6th great grandfather was Jesse Buckner who married Martha Lee. I descend down through their daughter, Aquilla who married Charles West. I will be glad to send you the info from my Buckner and Freeman databases if you like. I live in Transylvania County, NC and go to Asheville at least once a month to do research there at the library and courthouse and can help you with look-ups.
At 12:05pm on October 20, 2009, Edna Joyce McCorkle said…
Sallie thanks for your time and information.
 
 
 

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