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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Brothers, East Tennessee, Family, Grief, Little River Railroad Museum, Photogrpahy, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day, Tennessee, Townsend, Trains

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

Autumn, Fall, Fall Color, Knoxville, Photography, Picture of the Day, Tall & Handsome, Tennessee, Travel

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

East Tennessee, Fall, Fall Color, Knoxville, Photography, Picture of the Day, South, Tennessee

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

dogs, Family, Miniature Schnauzer, Pets, Photography, Tall & Handsome, Tennessee, Watson

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

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Shake, Rattle and Roll, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Shake, Rattle and Roll By Beverly Hicks Burch Yes, Virginia it can happen here too…East of the Rockies and the Continental Divide. No, I’m not talking about snow or smog or urban crawl or Tex-Mex food or even finding a good can of green chilies to add to you favorite dish. I’m talking about earthquakes.… Continue reading Shake, Rattle and Roll, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Bev’s New Year’s Beans, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Bev’s New Year’s Beans By Beverly Hicks Burch Every year after Christmas I usually have a ham bone leftover. I like to leave a little meat on the bone so I can make a big ol’ pot of bean soup shortly after New Year’s. My favorite ham to use is one of the spiral-cut hams… Continue reading Bev’s New Year’s Beans, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Photography, Seasonal, Tennessee

To Everything There Is A Season, by Beverly Hicks Burch

These were taken last year, but since it's been a little dry and colors are a little late and seem a tad dull this year, I thought everyone might like to be reminded of just how brilliant an East Tennessee autumn can really be. Enjoy! Bev © 2007 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

Animals, Cats, Chickens, dogs, Hicks, Humor, Tall & Handsome, Tennessee

Encounters, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Encounters By Beverly Hicks Burch I am a suburbanite. I am a child of the burbs. So, what the heck is it with me and critters lately?! Mind you, I’m not talking about your run of the mill, mediocre, pedestrian house pets. Oh, no… Don’t get me wrong. I dig animals…most of them at least.… Continue reading Encounters, by Beverly Hicks Burch