Category Archives: Del Rio

Happy Birthday, Sarah Catherine Wood Marshall! by Marilyn Mitchem

In March 1912, citing Mrs. Wood’s health as the reason, John and Leonora Wood left Ebenezer Mission so that John could accept a call to Meadow Creek Presbyterian Church south of Greeneville, Tennessee. The summer and autumn of 1914 would … Continue reading

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Christy: The Novel and the Reality

by Marilyn Mitchem Chapter Five of Christy describes her orientation to life as a mission teacher in Cutter Gap. Over a breakfast of oatmeal, buckwheat pancakes, and maple syrup, Christy speaks with David’s sister, Ida Grantland, “an older woman, tall, … Continue reading

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Baskets, Poems and Naturalist…Bill

If you haven’t met Bill Alexander yet at Christy Fest, our resident nature lover/basket maker, you’re in for a treat! Not only is he the Grand Master of bark baskets, he is also a poet, philosopher and a protector of … Continue reading

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Water Darn Near Everywhere by the Possum Laureate

  Homecoming 2013 at the Christy Mission was again a pure joy to attend. I’d say nearly two-hundred and more made their way to Chapel Hollow throughout the day.   The Open Door church again assisted Larry Myers with set-up, cooking, … Continue reading

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Huge News in ChristyWorld!!

  Christy will be reairing on the Inspiration Channel this fall.  No details yet on the day and time, but as soon as we know something, we’ll post it. Meanwhile click HERE to check if the Inspiration channel is in your … Continue reading

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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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Under the Willows in our Yard – by Marilyn Mitchem

For all of us who love the Christy Mission, the picture mission worker Bertha Abernethy paints–a summer evening, moonlit mountains, guitar music, a rustic bench sheltered by willow trees–is pure pleasure. From Ebenezer Mission. July 1914, The Soul Winner magazine … Continue reading

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