Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Several of my friends wanted to set aside 2 days without modern conveniences and live as they did in the Pioneer era. At the last minute, Danny and I decided to take a quick trip to The Smoky Mountains. So, I did not actually participate in my home but was able to do much reflecting as I walked around in living history in the Smoky Mountains where so much of that life has been preserved. I will share with you over the next few blogs some pictures of our trip and things Danny & I learned as we went back in time. Speaking of time...Townsend, Tennessee (where we always stay when we go to the mountains) and Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountain National Park were celebrating "OLD TIMER"S DAY". It is "A celebration of the heritage of Townsed, Blount County and the Great Smoky Mountains". There was gobs of people there playing Blue grass and Mountain music, there were demonstrations of cornmeal making, chair caning, blacksmith, beehive observation, lye soap making, sorghum molasses making, apple butter making, a moonshine steal, Spinning and Flaxing, corn shuck doll making.....the list goes on!! People dressed in period clothing...oh yes our timing was perfect to reflect back on Pioneer Living!