Category Archives: Actors from Christy

Christy Spirit and the Next Generation – by Emily Webster

“I want to go to Somalia” – says my 8 year old daughter. A potent combo of a “Weekly Reader” article on the wretched conditions in Somalia and the fact that Lasarina is on book six of the “Christy” Juvenille … Continue reading

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Red-headed Possums in the Smokies – by Emily Hope Webster

As the daffodils and star magnolias start to offer our landscape some color, and everyone starts talking Summer plans, I always want to take a moment and just enjoy this time of growth and change and rebirth. Growing up in … Continue reading

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Bruce McKinnon, his journey from Christy to Rectify (and all points in between)

CF:  We’re just tickled pink to be able to bring y’all a recent visit we had with our dear friend Bruce McKinnon.  Many of you know him as “Jeb Spencer” from Christy – but he’s done a lot more than … Continue reading

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The Possum Laureate Wants YOU!!! – by The Possum Laureate

Only a month ‘til CF13! My goodness, I’d better get my bags packed and Chromaharp tuned! Better dig out the fun-money envelope and hose off the hiking boots. You are gonna be there, too, right? No??? Now wait a dadgum minute. … Continue reading

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Sneak Peak – Are You Ready For This??

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve seen it mentioned right here that our own Bruce McKinnon has a great role in the new series on the Sundance Network titled, “Rectify”. The series is set to premier on April 22nd and … Continue reading

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Coming Home… by Emily Hope Webster

I’m coming back! I almost wrote I’m coming home. Certainly being in the Great Smokies in my teens cemented in me a love for Townsend. It was at Christyfest 2011 that I realized just how much it felt like home … Continue reading

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Glory Be to God for Dappled Things~ by Emily Hope Webster

I had just turned 17 when Christy finished its final season. At our wrap party Miss Alice herself, Tyne Daly, took me aside and read me this poem.  Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins Glory be to God for dappled … Continue reading

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