Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Kingdom of the Whispering Wind

Check out ths report..This happened in Henderson County NC in the mid 80's..

This is an old story that occurred before I was born. It's a story my uncle told me for many years and I felt I should share it.

It was in the late Fall/early Winter of either 1984 or 1985. My uncle had been hunting and it was getting late, but he had his flashlight and his gun. He was on his way home calling the dogs as he went when he noticed the complete quietness that was usually broken by many of the woods various animals. At the moment all he heard was the noise from his beagles. He came upon a huge, completely open clearing in the woods where there were suddenly sounds coming from all around like whispers and it was if the wind was blowing but the trees remained still.

A similiar thing happened to my dad when he was out one night with friends. They came to the same spot my uncle came across from the above report and started to drive the car through. The car stopped, the lights went dead(no lights worked at all) and then the sounds came. After finally getting the car started they turned around and drove back down the trail. When they reached the end of the trail there was a tree about 12" in diameter laying across the road and they could still hear the strange sounds coming from every direction.

Various hunters have had the same experience and some refer to it as "The Kingdom of the Whispering Wind". Many believe there is an old burial ground on the edge of that field.
Years ago, we had an old cow who would do anything to avoid those woods and that particular open spot in the field.

source: Gcbro


Mayfield (right) and Sammy is finally getting along.. When Mayfield gets wounded up, he chases Sammy just because he wants to play BUT of course, Sammy don't want to play..

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Eating Contest at High Noon..

How big a boy are ya?

Hyatt (kristie's oldest son) and I had an eating contest today at Burger King..We had to know who could eat the most between us.. He's a teen with a tapeworm and i use to be that way years ago and i'm not about to give up my crown- atleast not yet..Yes, i know this isn't the most healthy thing to do but it's something that we usually do annually AND we love it!!

Starting off with triple whoppers..

I definately don't eat like i use too.. (thank goodness)

Uh oh!! Someone is slowing down..

I'm smelling victory..

Hyatt is waving the white flag!!

Victory is mine Although my competitor pushed me all the way.. This might be the last time i beat him because i know, he will have revenge on his mind..
Feel free to take a guess on what we ate in the comment section.. I'll post it in a couple of days..

Friday, December 26, 2008

My Sammy!!! My Sammy..

The other day when I walked into the bathroom, I didn't expect this.. I said " My Sammy!! My sammy.. I need that sink.." He just looked at me like i was crazy..He never been in the sink before so i had to get me a couple of snapshots.. Cats are definately funny

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Our Christmas Day

Everyone is anticipating the presenting of the presents..

I'm excited for my gift..

Well how about that? Nuff said!!

Jevin is checking out his new guitar.. He's our future rock star...

Oh, and yes he will need an amp..

Catelin and Jevin racing to open their present.. Who will win? Jevin? no- not this time..Big sis had won this battle..

One of the games Jevin had been wanting..

Patches was in paper heaven!!

By the looks of things, It looks like patches had an awesome christmas too..

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Old Homeplace looking for New Life

Here's a house sitting at the botton of a grassy meadow waiting to be restored.. There's a road on the property that leads to the top of the ridge which gives you close to a 360 degree view..Also the property holds a barn and a small stream ..It looks like this property was an old homeplace and now it's for sale..Boy, I sure do love this property..

Monday, December 15, 2008

Potato Hill 2

Today, we was coming back from Hendersonville on the backroad of Howard Gap..This road winds right through Potato Hill which is on the outskirts of fletcher..Over the summer this place was as green as a rain forrest.. You can see how green it was Here .. Kristie grew up in this area and she tells me everything is still the same from her childhood.. Atleast this is one area that hasn't fallen into the hands of contractors -atleast not yet..

The Old Steel Bridge

This old steel bridge was probably built many years ago..It took us by surprise as we came up to it rather quickly..I believed that it went over the French Broad river..I love seeing old structures like this..

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Debbie's Drive-In

On our trip through tennessee a few weeks ago, we stopped at this little unique place in Newport..I noticed that they didn't have a drive-thru but then i realized that it said Debbie's"Drive-In".. I don't know why i expected a drive-thru? lol- silly me..Well, they came out and took my order and oh boy, they had the best chuckwagon..So if you all are going through Newport tennessee, I recommend stopping by Debbie's Drive-In for a quick won't regret it!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Remembering the Past of Making Do..

Shortly after we crossed into tennessee, we came across the truck stop/ bar.. This place had to been around long ago and today it's still here..Although we didn't know if it was operational or not, we weren't about to go inside to find out -atleast not I..It's fixed up like a business but could very well be residential..Well, anyway- In a time where big corporate businessess are closing their doors all around us, don't forget the small business owners from long ago that did what they had to do in order to make their businesses survive..

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Field of Memories

I often see old abandon houses and i wonder what kind of history they bring..The pic of this house was taken when kristie and I was coming back from tennessee..

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Surprise from my Job..

Today while I was waiting on our residents in the middle of lunch, our adminstator
came in and asked my boss could she have me and her come to the office and talk.. By me being one of the newer employees, i had no idea what this was going to be about..To make a long story short, when we got to the office, our administrator wanted to thanked me for being so nice to the residents and said that she never heard of so many compliments about a new employee..Of course that made me feel good..So after the nice speech, she handed me what turned out to be a card and a fifty dollar check..I work with some very sweet and considerate people and yesss, i was suprised.. Money or no money, it pays to be nice..

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Kitty Group

I usually don't see to many white kitties but in this case, the white kitties is the majority.. Aren't they all so cute?

Friday, December 5, 2008

What's wrong with this sign?

Do you believe that kristie and I ate here? -LOL Actually it was under new ownership..The food was pretty good BUT why would you post that on your sign? I don't know but maybe i'm missing something..

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Family Affair 1

Kristie and I went down to my parents house saturday to spend a little time with them.. They live in Hurdle Mills NC which is a small community north of Hillsboro.. We had a wonderful time and everyone is doing well.. The trip is roughly 4 -1/2 hours from our town Mars Hills..

Here's a pic of my two lovely ladies.. (Mom and Kristie) This would have been an awesome pic but the setting of the new camera was wrong..I just had to post it anyway..

Here's my woderful Dad and my cool neice.. (Frank / Christine)

This is my ole sister Terri..She's sooo funny..I think i caught her off guard..It's just the two of us..

Here's me and my other wonderful neice Jeanie..

Here's a group pic of the family..(from left to right)- Randy (brother in law) Me, Dad ,Mom, Kristie and Sister..

Family Affair 2

Here's another set of pics from our visit at my parents..

Here's my kristie chilling at the table..

My dad and I playing music like the good ole days..

He's singing..

Playing some good ole southern gospel..

Working on this one particular song..

Trying to get it together..

Here's mom hanging out with a friend of the family..

Front- Sister and Randy (brother in law)
Back- Maurice (old shool mate) and his wife..(can't remember her name)

Family Affair 3

Here's the last set of the pics that i'm posting..Hope you all enjoyed them.. :>)

My neice Christine had to work that evening so we stopped in right before we got on the road to to give her a hug and to tell her bye..This is her first job..

Maurice and my Dad chilling..

The kitty wants to come in and join the fun..

These are some cute kitties..

The grey one is my moms favorite kitty..

Friday, November 28, 2008

Guns and Religion..

Kristie and I were going through tennessee when we saw this sign.. I've always heard of a turkey shoot but never knew what it was.. For those of you who would like to know exactly what it is, here's a little history on the turkey shoot..
A turkey shoot is an opportunity for an individual or a party to very easily take advantage of a situation. It also implies that the "shooter" can't lose.
A "turkey shoot" is also a shooting contest where frozen turkeys are awarded as prizes. The shoot is most commonly held, using shotguns aimed at paper targets about 25-35 yards away. Original turkey shoots, however, dating at least to the time of James Fenimore Cooper, were contests in which live turkeys were tied down in a pen and shot from 25-35 yards. If the turkey died, the shooter received it as a prize. This gave rise to the military term (see below). Today, turkey shoots are still popular in rural America, where citizens are all likely to be familiar with shotguns. The winner is chosen according to which target has a shot closest to its center cross-mark. This removes almost all skill from the contest, and allows every shooter an equal chance.
In the military, a turkey shoot occurs when a group or team catch the enemy off-guard or out-gunned to the point of being unfair..