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

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Life Gives Us Brief Moments with Others…by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Life gives us brief moments with another...but, sometimes in those brief moments, we get memories that last a life time..." ~ Unknown ~ Say what you will about technology and Facebook, there is one advantage to both - reconnecting with friends and family. So, a few years ago I was delighted when I received a… Continue reading Life Gives Us Brief Moments with Others…by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Just Around the Corner, by Beverly Hicks Burch

When we woke up this morning it was like we had fast forwarded to that glorious time of the year called autumn. Storms had swept through the area last Thursday and Friday and in their wake were temps this morning that erased the miserable, humid days of summer. In a little spot just NE of… Continue reading Just Around the Corner, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Fall…Back Where I Come From, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It looks like it as finally happened! Summer is behind us…have I mentioned I hate summer? Fall is definitely in the air today. So to commemorate one of my favorite times of the year I thought I’d share some pictures I took a few years ago when I was living in one of my favorite… Continue reading Fall…Back Where I Come From, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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God’s Green Earth, by Beverly Hicks Burch

In the foothills of the Smoky Mountains there is a little hamlet called Townsend, TN. It is part of my ancestral roots. My Daddy was born there and his daddy before him and so on and so on. The Hicks Family and the Walker family and the Dunn family were Blount County residents for generations.… Continue reading God’s Green Earth, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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PaGee and His Tomatoes, by Beverly Hicks Burch

PaGee and his Tomatoes By Beverly Hicks Burch Yesterday I wrote about repotting some of the herbs and veggies Tall & Handsome and I have accumulated over the past couple of weeks. I also shared my love of green growing things which seems to be a family thing. It appears this “plant” thing has been… Continue reading PaGee and His Tomatoes, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass or Where in the World is Bev? by Beverly Hicks Burch

The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass…or Where in the World is Bev? By Beverly Hicks Burch What’s your idea of adventure? I realize the idea or concept of adventure is relative to each individual. To some a few dashes of habanera sauce over their food or going mustang one day when they forgot to… Continue reading The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass or Where in the World is Bev? by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 2: Southern Belle and Yankee Puzzle…or a House Divided Will Fall..

The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries – Chapter 2: Southern Belle and Yankee Puzzle…or a House Divided Will Fall… By Beverly Hicks Burch In her book A Quilter’s Diary: Written in Stitches, author Mimi Dietrich includes a section on “heritage”. Many of you would not be surprised to know I was drawn to that section. After all, genealogy… Continue reading The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 2: Southern Belle and Yankee Puzzle…or a House Divided Will Fall..

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No Place Like Home…In More Ways Than One, by Beverly Hicks Burch

No Place Like Home…in More Ways Than One By Beverly Hicks Burch Why are we so stupid when we’re young? We spend wasted time…days, months even years pursuing the hubris of youth. Time is spent on things that in the grander scheme of life mean absolutely nothing in the long run. We can never, never… Continue reading No Place Like Home…In More Ways Than One, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Laundry Day, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Laundry Day By Beverly Hicks Burch What would we do without our little helpers?! This was just too cute to pass up the opportunity for a “photo session” with my littlest “Momma’s helper”. Yeeaahh… Does this qualify him as a service animal? Music is provided by Blake Shelton’s Home. Why? Well, T & H is… Continue reading Laundry Day, by Beverly Hicks Burch