Busy,Fun and Throw Back Thursday

7 Aug

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

I'm a winner

Onisha Ellis

This past week was fun and busy. My aunt and cousin came to visit. We ate a lot of food and especially dessert! My aunt is a great cook and I try to learn something from her whenever we are together. My cousin is a talented crafter. I shamelessly took advantage of her to get some bows made for Christmas. In addition, she learned how to make those ruffled scarves that are so popular and she made two of them for me. Don’t tell Rebekah, but they are for her.

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The last Sunday they were with us, I suggested a Sunday afternoon drive. Does anyone remember doing that back in the 1950’s? We had a delicious buffet lunch in Franklin at The Boiler Room, then loaded up in Mike’s truck and headed for the hills.

We decided to take one of our favorite quiet drives, Balsam Mountain road off the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a one-way drive through natural forest. It does not have spectacular vistas but it is perfect if you want the whole woods experience without snakes and bugs. Just before the entrance to the drive is a fantastic picnic area. Fantastic if you like a quiet picnic in what looks like an enchanted forest. The tables are big stones set on stones with logs for benches. We loved it. Next we left the picnic area and began the drive.

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Time to wrap up this post. We are going to a picnic tonight by the creek of someone at church. Since today is Throw Back Thursday I will add  that  thirty or so years ago, I was busy with another creek bank. My friend Sharon and i worked with the children in our church on a musical, “Down by the Creek Bank” My favorite line from the play is “aren’t the stars pretty?”. I’m not sure I can stay awake long enough to view the stars tonight!

5 Responses to “Busy,Fun and Throw Back Thursday”

  1. Louise Gibson August 23, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    How nostalgic! I loved all the trips we made during our Air Force years (22-1/2 yrs). So refreshing, isn’t it?


  2. Old Things R New August 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm #

    Yikes, everyones Gravatars went away and the posts are anonymous.


  3. Anonymous August 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    I enjoyed every minute of your blog, gorgeous pictures, too. I loved the new look.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Anonymous August 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    A delightful experience…enviable, really. So enjoyable.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Anonymous August 7, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    How nostalgic, Alta. I must confess I was envious of your experience. So glad for you, dear one.

    Liked by 1 person

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