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!

8 comments:

Marci said...

We LOVE that area of the Smokies. Thanks for sharing and for sharing the picture. I wish I lived close enough to go more often.

Anonymous said...

That is where we stay when we drive up to the Smokeys...Townsend...we used to stay in Gatlinburg..the heart and would drive p to Townsend and my husband fell in love this small town..so we found a couple who owns a cabin and that is where we go...we havent been in 2 years with Miller being born and all....but love this quiet place on earth. Sitting on the deck watching the sunset with Scott one of my favorite things.....Thanks or reminding me of these good ole days.
Jen

Kelli said...

What a beautiful picture!! I have been to Tennessee once before and have said it must be the prettiest state ever! I can't wait to hear more about your trip and of course the pictures!!
Kelli

Clara....in TN said...

Tina, you were about 1 and 1/2 hours away from me. We love the Smokies too. You need to come back when the leaves turn completely....about the third week in Oct.

patsy said...

wish i could walk the smokies. glad to see you post thought the possom got you instead of the other way around.

Sandra said...

I wish I could have gone to the Old Timer's Days, it sounds wonderful. I would have loved to hear that blue grass music, too. :o)

Revee said...

What a breathtaking view!!! I would love to just sit in that area and look for hours. Very serene. :)

mouse said...

All the demonstrations going on sounds so interesting. There is a place not to far from us called Red Top Mountain and they do stuff like that a couple of times a year. Last time we went the kids got to make candles and try to cut wood with some of the old timey saws, hold metal over the fire for blacksmithing. They loved it.