Pap and his buddies found much mischief to get into when they were kids. Most of the time no harm was done.
One Sunday afternoon, the group of boys were up on the mountain-enjoying one of their favorite pastimes-rolling rocks off the side of the mountain. They would push or pry the rocks until they began rolling down the mountainside-contests usually ensued as they bet on whose rock… Continue
Added by Tipper on April 29, 2009 at 2:51pm —
Has a stare-down with a chipmunk who’s climbed up the Tulip Poplar and is cramming as many sunflower seeds into his cheeks he can possibly fit. He sees you. You see him. The stare begins. You win when he runs away, but you feel silly about it and then hum softly to yourself as if it doesn’t matter.
Watches Rachael Ray chop garlic at the speed of sound while talking about her family while waving her hands around while shaking a pot of simmering meat while pouring EVOO while grinning… Continue
Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 27, 2009 at 9:58am —
and it was great fun!
she reviewed TG, too - thank you JC!
Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 23, 2009 at 12:57pm —
Every once in a while-an old saying bubbles up from my consciousness and flows straight out of my mouth. It leaves me wondering why I said it-where I heard it-and who was the first person to say it.
One day last week, I was describing a tornado that hit near Atlanta recently-I said "it tore up Jack". As soon as I spoke the words-I thought how long has it been since I heard someone say that-and why did it float to the top of my mind… Continue
Added by Tipper on April 22, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I always wondered if this house on Oakwood Street in West Asheville was haunted.This photo was taken in about 1938 or 1939. It seems I can see ghostly figures behind me when I look at this photo. I can even see some looking through the window..My grandfather died in this house, and my grandmother died the year before when the family was living in this house.Grandma Sallie died in 1917 and Grandpa Will died in 1918. They were young and had young… Continue
Added by Sallie on April 20, 2009 at 4:30pm —
I couldn't be happier. More people than I ever could have imagined attended.
A blogger I'd never met drove from Georgia, almost 2 hours away, to attend - I felt honored.
I feel nothing but gratitude.
Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 18, 2009 at 5:36pm —
Tonight is my first signing - I guess I'll see if anyone shows up....at any rate, we'll have some yummy food and cake and some champagne, so if Osondu staff, me, my husband, and about three friends are there, we'll just gobble it all down *laugh*
I'm beginning to see reviews for Tender Graces - and so far so good, but what is also a wonderful thing is the "off the cuff" comments from bloggers who have bought the book - I'm surprised and happy at the response.
We all just… Continue
Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 17, 2009 at 1:53pm —
Water-sometimes we take it for granted-the way it magically falls from our faucets or appears on store shelves we visit. For most folks living in the USA, water is easily accessible-even during times of drought.
Throughout the world's history people have used different methods of attaining and using water-from the elaborate schemes of the Romans to present day filtration systems which insure we drink only the purest cleanest… Continue
Added by Tipper on April 14, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test.
2. Cut a dido/rusty
3. Cuttin up
1. Clutterment-clutter, mess, debris. "The girls' bedroom is so full of clutterment you can barely get the door open."
2. Cut a dido or cut a rusty-pitch a fit, a tantrum. "The little boy ran up the aisle of the church cutting… Continue
Added by Tipper on April 13, 2009 at 2:31pm —
TITLE: Better Late Than Never
AUTHOR: Stephanie Morris
AUTHOR URL: http://www.stephaniemorris.webs.com
GENRE/THEME: Interracial Sensual Romance
PUBLISHER: Amira Press
RELEASE DATE: April 10, 2009
URL TO THE BUYING PAGE:… Continue
Added by Author Stephanie Morris on April 12, 2009 at 8:23pm —
I'm excited and terrified, but Tender Graces's pre-orders will be shipped tomorrow - along with any bookseller orders. My first signing will be at Osondu's on 4/17 from 7-9 PM (reservations, so if anyone here would like to attend - I'd love to meet you there! Call Osondu's!)....
I've been invited to the Louisiana Festival of the Book, so that's exciting.
So far, the few reviews I've had are good - more will be coming and I'll just wait and see how that goes.
Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 12, 2009 at 6:24pm —
My great great grandfather William Goldsmith died in a Prison Camp in Chicago. There is a documentary sometimes shown on The History Channel about this camp called 80 Acres of Hell. click here
This is the family history.. The way we ended up in the Mountains of NC is that John Goldsmith, the
husband of Elizabeth Marchbanks, died in May 1825 in Simpsonville,SC (Greenville County).He is buried in the old Goldsmith Family Cemetery… Continue
Added by Sallie on April 11, 2009 at 6:00pm —
As many of you know--and Gary Carden will be a featured speaker at our event--Hendersonville will be hosting our Inaugural celebration of the Blue Ridge Book & Author Showcase on Saturday, May 9, at the Blue Ridge Community College.
On Friday evening, a ticketed reception will be held at the The Cedars, 227 Seventh Avenue West, Hendersonville, with Robert Morgan speaking. A limited number of tickets are available at the Henderson County Visitors Center on Main Street. ($20/pp,… Continue
Added by Charleen Bertolini on April 10, 2009 at 9:32am —
I'm excited to share a new feature of the Blind Pig & The Acorn with you today! We have developed an email newsletter for our readers. The newsletter is free and will consist of:
Upcoming posts-make sure to drop by for the posts that interest you or forward the info to someone you know would enjoy it.
The comments folks… Continue
Added by Tipper on April 9, 2009 at 3:30pm —
A hard freeze warning has been issued, for the following 2 nights, for much of the South. This means my...
Hostas will turn to mush,
my ornamental Dogwood's blooms will turn black,
my Bleeding Hearts will shrivel up to nothing,…
Added by Tipper on April 6, 2009 at 2:47pm —
I was born upon a hillside
Where the pines sing in the wind
Where my Daddy lived before me
and my Grandpa before him
We believe in simple living
It's the only life… Continue
Added by Tipper on April 4, 2009 at 5:00pm —
April is National Poetry Month. Here’s how we’re celebrating at Spellbound:
All poetry books are on sale for the whole month of April!
Save 20% off the retail price on all poetry books, including special orders placed this month. Discover the world of children's poetry beyond Shel Silverstein, including regional authors like Asheville's very own Allan Wolf
Added by Spellbound on April 3, 2009 at 12:56pm —
My Carolina Crafting Episode
went this week!! I'm so excited!
I still can't believe I was ever asked to do the show in the first place!! It was a totally awesome experience. And the good news-I don't sound as much like a hick
as I thought I… Continue
Added by Tipper on April 2, 2009 at 5:30pm —
I am excited to announce that I have finished the line edits Better Late Than Never the first book in the Smith Sister's Trilogy for its release! It was nice to hear the editor compliment my plot and fortunately the revisions were simple. The release date is set for the middle of April 10, 2009.
In first story, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, Kristen Smith loves to work with children and her life-long dream of opening her own childcare center has finally come true. Everything couldn’t… Continue
Added by Author Stephanie Morris on April 1, 2009 at 9:28pm —