Category Archives: The Smoky Mountains

YOU SHOULDA BEEN THERE! – Memories of CF ’13 by the Possum Laureate

So, where were you? I missed you. I’d thought I’d see you there for sure. I’m sure you would have known the answers to my Christy/SITS trivia questions and have walked off with all the Hershey bars.  I’m equally convinced … 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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“Conserve the Good, Eliminate the Evil” – by Marilyn Mitchem

The article below appeared in the April 1926 Soul Winner magazine. (For more information on Allen Messer, see my February 2013 column, “A Hill Top Experience.”)         After visiting Cocke County, Tennessee, in November 1958 with her parents, John 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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