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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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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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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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Men Can No Longer Live as Strangers, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.” ~ Adlai E. Stevens ~ So, what does the “Great Snowing Dusting of 2014”, today’s quote of the day, the pictures of the day, my 81 year old Daddy and a love affair with my Sweet Home Alabama and my little local community have… Continue reading Men Can No Longer Live as Strangers, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Momma’s Day Lily Seen Through Daddy’s Lens, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I’m a few minutes late, but in honor of Father’s Day I wanted to post a picture of one of Momma’s day lilies… Huh, I know you’re asking? In honor of Father’s Day? Yep  As I explained a couple of weeks ago Mom’s been under the weather and in the hospital so Daddy and I… Continue reading Momma’s Day Lily Seen Through Daddy’s Lens, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Gerber Daisy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

While my little Momma has been sick and in the hospital Daddy and I have had tending and watering duty for Mom’s various green thumb projects. She’s been sick for some time now, so there’s not quite as many as there normally would be. Tall & Handsome and I made sure she had a few… Continue reading Gerber Daisy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Never Worked a Day in Her Life?! by Beverly Hicks Burch

Never Worked a Day in Her Life?! Seriously?! This week Hilary Rosen started a firestorm when she accused Ann Romney of “never working a day in her life”. My first thought was, “Seriously?! Are you really dragging out that old insult? You must feel really threatened!” In life I’ve found the go to tactic is… Continue reading Never Worked a Day in Her Life?! by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Happy Birthday, Daddy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It just so happens that the last few days I have been doing a little research on my East Tennessee and Western North Carolina “roots”. This picture celebrates two really big reasons I have those roots I love so much…my Papaw Hicks and my Daddy. Of course, my Papaw is the proud dad of the… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Daddy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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I’m a Little Teapot…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I’m a Little Teapot… By Beverly Hicks Burch I might have mentioned it before, but I have a shared “affliction” with my little Momma…one she actually passed on to me. That affliction is a love of dishes and a desire to “collect” dishes. As Daddy says we have a lot of plunder in that department,… Continue reading I’m a Little Teapot…, by Beverly Hicks Burch