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Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Pap's father, Wade, was an old time Baptist Preacher (thats him above with Paul).


Pap heard him tell a story about a lad who made a small boat during one of his sermons.


The lad placed the boat in a rushing stream to see if it would float. As the wind began to blow, the boat was taken from his reach. He frantically tried to rescue the boat-but to no avail.

The lad searched from shore to shore but never found the little boat. He grieved for the boat he had made. As time went swiftly by, he happened to see the boat in a store window-oh how great the joy he felt. He would own the boat once more-no matter what the cost.

The story of the lad and his boat stuck with Pap. He discussed it with his father, wanting all the details surrounding the story. The image of the lad loosing what was his-only to have to buy it back again inspired Pap to write the song I chose for this week's Pickin' & Grinnin' In The Kitchen Spot- I Twice Belong To Thee. To see the video hop over to my website Blind Pig & The Acorn. (I'm also celebrating the month of Acorns by hosting a giveaway each Friday of October on my website-to enter just leave me a comment on the Blind Pig & The Acorn)

My Papaw, Wade, has been dead many years-he died the year before The Deer Hunter and I were married. I still miss him. He had great wisdom to share-like the story of the lad and his boat. But he was also a real Appalachian Mountain character-you never knew what he was going to say or do next. He wore overalls every day-except Sunday.

Do you have any memories of wisdom passed on by your grandparents or someone else that was important to you? I need all the wisdom I can get-so please leave me a comment!

Tipper

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