Abraham Hicks Genealogy, Blount County Tennessee, Civil War, Daddy, DNA Testing for Genealogy, East Tennessee, East Tennessee Heritage, Family History, G. K. Chesterton Quotes, genealogy, Grandparents, Henry, Henry Family Genealogy, Hicks, Hicks Family Genealogy, Life, My Tennesse Heritage, Photography, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Break Through the Brick Walls

“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you.” ~ George Lucas ~ Many of you may not know I’ve being doing genealogy research for close to two… Continue reading Break Through the Brick Walls

Anorexia, Brandy Vela, Bullying, cancer, Child Welfare, Children, Disability, Eating Disorders, Family, Health, Life, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day, Women's health

We Turn Skeletons Into Goddesses

"We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.” ~ Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia ~ The young girl in this grainy image from the past is me. It pains me to look at her/me because I know she is hiding… Continue reading We Turn Skeletons Into Goddesses

Alabama, Birth, Cades Cove, Central Alabama, Daddy, East Tennessee, East Tennessee Fire, East Tennessee Heritage, Family, Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg Fire, genealogy, Grief, Home, Memories, Momma, Mountains, Nature, Ogle, Photography, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day

I Love the Landscape Because It Is So Sincere. It Never Cheats Me.

“I love nature, I love the landscape, because it is so sincere. It never cheats me. It never jests. ~ Henry David Thoreau ~ Taken between Townsend, TN and Cades Cove, TN Most of you know me as the BamaSteelMagnolia. And, there is a reason for that. For most of my life I’ve lived in… Continue reading I Love the Landscape Because It Is So Sincere. It Never Cheats Me.

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Memories Are the Key Not to the Past, but to the Future

The Hicks Sisters ca 1983 “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~ It had been a glorious, beautiful, brisk autumn day. I stood and breathed in a stunning panoramic view as I watched the sun lower into a captivating sunset. Faster than I realized, dusk… Continue reading Memories Are the Key Not to the Past, but to the Future

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Their Only Fault, Really…

“Dogs lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” ~ Agnes Sligh Turnbull ~ It’s turning out that grooming day, or spa day, as we like to high handily call it in the Burch house, it becoming eventful. Eventful in ways I would rather avoid. As coincidence would have it, the last two times “spa… Continue reading Their Only Fault, Really…

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Out Damn’d Spot!

“Out, damn’d spot! Out, I say!”  ~ Lady Macbeth, Act 5, Shakespeare ~ Look at this face! Could there be many things more adorable than this?! Innocence and sweetness oozing from those little dark windows into her soul. Well, let me tell you something, to paraphrase Bette Davis, “Fasten your seatbelt, it’s going to be… Continue reading Out Damn’d Spot!

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Chapter 8 The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Diaries: Nobody Climbs Mountains for Scientific Reasons or Delectable Mountain

Source: Chapter 8 The BamaSteelMagnolia's Diaries: Nobody Climbs Mountains for Scientific Reasons or Delectable Mountain For the latest installment in The BamaSteelMagnolia's Diaries check out Chapter 8 over at Around the Block with the BamaSteelMagnolia. The block is Delectable Mountain and the chapter discusses my love for mountains and how it's shaped my life -… Continue reading Chapter 8 The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Diaries: Nobody Climbs Mountains for Scientific Reasons or Delectable Mountain

Give Us Our Daily Health, Health

Check Out Give Us Our Daily Health

I’ve written many times about the facts of my chronic illnesses and disabilities.  This is something I’ve dealt with a large portion of my life. In addition, I’ve seen family members deal with some of the same illness, plus my youngest sister is mentally and physically challenged. As a result health and health related topics… Continue reading Check Out Give Us Our Daily Health

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On the Menu at The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro – Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

Today over at The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro I’m sharing a recipe for Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes. With weather warming up our minds will be turning toward warm weather foods and grilling. These yummy cheesy potatoes are perfect any time of the year, especially now, plus I took some steps to make them a little healthier. Also,… Continue reading On the Menu at The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro – Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

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Shiner Bock Beans at The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro

Yesterday was National Bock Beer Day. I have a great recipe for Shiner Bock Beans, so in keeping of the day, I shared my recipe over at The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro. Drop by and check it out. Who knows, you just might get a craving for a good pot of beans and cornbread. Save