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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Sharon entitled "Over the river and across the mountain".
Name: Vicki
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vic
Dec 24, 2015 12:44 PM CST
and a lovely story. We did the same thing only it was mom's homemade candy. Delivered to friends, neighbors, etc.

The good old days, eh? I miss them Lovey dubby

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Dec 24, 2015 1:50 PM CST
Perfect story for Christmas Eve! And I'm sure for some this might not be 'politically correct' or perhaps not understood by others! Yet, for many of us it brings back that aura of what I call 'Christmas Magic'! It's a special feeling that settles over us at special times. This is one of those times. Thanks Sharon for the special feeling! Merry Christmas!
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glengarry23
Dec 24, 2015 1:55 PM CST
Hi Sharon,..a beautiful touching post,..you and your family will be well remembered as good kind folk.

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas,..best wishes to you for the New Year.

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Sharon
Dec 24, 2015 2:26 PM CST
Glad it brought good memories!

Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year to all of you!

I'm sending those same wishes across the Big River and over the Giant Mountain to your side, too, Philip.
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glengarry23
Dec 24, 2015 5:09 PM CST
Thank you Sharon,..those wishes traveled across Storms Floods and Hailstones and so gratefully received Thumbs up
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Sharon
Dec 24, 2015 5:32 PM CST
They got a very wet and muddy start here too! Most of the major storms blew through here late yesterday and left us with mud and muck to our knees. I can still climb mountains but not when I'm stuck in the mud. Smiling
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Name: Philip
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glengarry23
Dec 24, 2015 6:02 PM CST
Weird weather everywhere and spring flowers coming into bloom in December,..the mind boggles,..so you had storms in KY,..hope there wasn't too much damage,..CNN showed the chaos in Mississippi yesterday,..bad.

Its Christmas morning here just now,..well two minutes past midnight so ####Happy Christmas### Hurray!
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 24, 2015 9:04 PM CST
Memories that warm the heart. Lovey dubby

I think you're right that we don't think much about doing things like that today but we should. Is it politically incorrect to care about your fellow man? To share with them? To show them kindness? To brighten their lives? If that's politically incorrect then I want nothing to do with being politically correct.

Merry Christmas all! May the New Year see a world filled with peace.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Dec 24, 2015 11:33 PM CST
May the new year give us all the strength and the desire to be who we should be, doing what we should be doing, politically correct or not. You are right, Anni.

Philip, we had a tree to uproot in the easement behind me, some limbs from other trees, but no damage here to my home. The wind was fierce and the rain blew sideways into my windows that face west. The was roof damage a flew blocks away but the biggest problem was flooding. We are very near the Tennessee River, it runs parallel to our town. I live on a little knoll so my home is safe from the river but there is an underground spring located near where the uprooted tree is, so when it rains and the ground is saturated as it is now, the water comes to the surface and washes down my side yard. It's just a mess but it doesn't happen very often.

I'm thinking I might need to build an ark. Smiling

Merry Merry Christmas . . . I just returned from dinner with friends and the full moon on the lake is incredibly beautiful. It's about 60*F. Unbelievable weather for Christmas.

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mcash70
Dec 25, 2015 3:20 PM CST
flaflwrgrl said:Memories that warm the heart. Lovey dubby

I think you're right that we don't think much about doing things like that today but we should. Is it politically incorrect to care about your fellow man? To share with them? To show them kindness? To brighten their lives? If that's politically incorrect then I want nothing to do with being politically correct.

Merry Christmas all! May the New Year see a world filled with peace.


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aspenhill
Dec 26, 2015 9:00 AM CST
Sharon, thanks for sharing that Christmas story. I can never get enough of the stories of you, and Ninna, and Aunt Bett in those years you were growing up in the Appalachian Mountains. Absolutely warms the heart every time.

Weather was uncommonly warm and we had horrific rains here in Virginia yesterday as well. Actually had the windows open last night - first time ever for December!!! I was able to see and enjoy the full moon after a round robin of visits to my family that started on Christmas Eve with appetizers, continued on Christmas morning with breakfast, and ended up on Christmas Day for dinner. Had a nice holiday and am glad you did too.
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Sharon
Dec 26, 2015 11:45 AM CST
Thanks Terri, it's always so good to hear from you.

And after the storms of last night, here we are again with rivers running through my back yard. The entire sloping yard is rushing downhill then splitting before it gets to the deck just like any other happy little creek, then weaving its way around the bald cypress and the persimmon, the red bud and the too big Japanese maple on each side of my home. Through the foggy morning the rain still comes, sometimes gentle but mostly pounding but without the noisy storms of last night. Sunshine is buried in the pillows of my daughter's bed and Daisy cat is wedged between the chair back and me. If I move she'll either pop up like burnt toast or she'll slide down farther behind me. So all this water is the talk of the town, that and the Tennessee river that flows just about a mile from my house, on its way to the Ohio and on to the Mississippi, a scant few miles west of me. And it's as dark as night now just before noon.

And yes, uncommonly warm.

Happy New Year, Terri. Thank you once more!
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LysmachiaMoon
Dec 26, 2015 6:04 PM CST
Group hug Beautiful. We ALL need to get out of the malls and shopping centers, into the kitchens and craft rooms and start MAKING and GIVING of ourselves instead. A good lesson for the day. Good job!
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 26, 2015 7:41 PM CST
Sharon said:Thanks Terri, it's always so good to hear from you.

And after the storms of last night, here we are again with rivers running through my back yard. The entire sloping yard is rushing downhill then splitting before it gets to the deck just like any other happy little creek, then weaving its way around the bald cypress and the persimmon, the red bud and the too big Japanese maple on each side of my home. Through the foggy morning the rain still comes, sometimes gentle but mostly pounding but without the noisy storms of last night. Sunshine is buried in the pillows of my daughter's bed and Daisy cat is wedged between the chair back and me. If I move she'll either pop up like burnt toast or she'll slide down farther behind me. So all this water is the talk of the town, that and the Tennessee river that flows just about a mile from my house, on its way to the Ohio and on to the Mississippi, a scant few miles west of me. And it's as dark as night now just before noon.

And yes, uncommonly warm.

Happy New Year, Terri. Thank you once more!


Woo! That rain has surely made itself known along it's entire track. Dumping on everyone it passes over all too slowly. Sharon, you still high & dry in the house there?

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Sharon
Dec 26, 2015 7:59 PM CST
And it's still raining. My house is dry and I have no basement. There's a crawl space beneath so there's little chance the water would get into my house but could get under. I do have vents that keep the air flowing through the crawl space though so through all the years we've never had mold. This is a very different year, so I don't really know what to expect.

The only real danger that bothers me is the uprooting of trees. I have a lot of trees. Sad
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 26, 2015 8:14 PM CST
That just goes to show you how good radar is. Rolling my eyes. I looked just as I wrote that & it didn't show rain anywhere near you. Same thing happens here too.

Trees. Yup, sopping wet ground and those old roots lose their grip. I surely hope yours don't Sharon! I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and toes, & arms, and legs......

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Poor Sunshine must be teething to let loose & get a good run in.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Dec 26, 2015 8:47 PM CST
Not raining at the moment but this was taken earlier just before dark. Rivers, up and down and all around. This is just the back yard. There's more on the sides and in front. I have a picture of last week's uprooted tree too. I need to look for it.

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Dec 26, 2015 9:14 PM CST
This was a few days ago, the uprooted tree that fell into the tree closest to it. They are on the easement parallel to my back yard. Old hickory trees and they would have been dominoes if we hadn't had this one taken down completely before it rained again. So a tree service got it down and away from the one beside it but it is now across my property line and it hasn't stopped raining enough to get it chopped up. If they had played dominoes, then the next tree over would have fallen in this direction, saved only by the cedar tree that's beside a daylily bed. The back corner of my house was in a direct line down hill from the second tree. So timing was important, had to get it done between rain drops.

Pictures are really bad, 'scuse them please.

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The grooves cut into my yard are caused by the underground natural spring that is just about where the tree line is. It floods upward and down right beside my bedroom window. First time for everything, I guess.
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 26, 2015 9:22 PM CST
Oh my goodness! Blinking Thank heavens You got that one completely down so the dominoes wouldn't happen. Trees on houses are not good, not good at all. I can't believe those rivers! It looks like the one is going right underneath your deck.

You be careful walking out there now. We wouldn't want you sinking down in the mud & getting swallowed up whole. From the looks of it it's going to take a good long time for that ground to dry out to wet.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Dec 26, 2015 9:34 PM CST
It's diverted right at the edge of the steps that take you off the deck, so it goes to the side and on down to the culvert at the street. It does get damp in the crawl space but rarely has standing water.

Thanks for your concern, Anni.
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