Month: June 2019

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~ In the sun’s shadows, is where my story lives, in Iron Forest Town; an old town, of old trees and ‘older ways’ ~

  In the sun’s shadows, is where my story lives, in Iron Forest Town; an old town, of old trees and ‘older ways’. One dusty, long ribbon of a road, was the only road that lead to Iron Forest. A place where kindred and townsfolk alike, knew how to weave a story; knew how to keep secrets hidden; A place where the days always feel more than … Read More ~ In the sun’s shadows, is where my story lives, in Iron Forest Town; an old town, of old trees and ‘older ways’ ~

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~Do we keep some of the sweetest things, hidden in a dark place for fear of losing the rich memory of intimacy; or are we just afraid?

    ~  I live with my Father, Magnus. Like his Father before him, he is a miner, woodsman, master hunter and my protector; always watching but has a suffering allowance for my independent and curious nature. Father, lighting his pipe, sits with me on our large, southern wood porch every evening I can recall, since I was a girl child. His stories weave … Read More ~Do we keep some of the sweetest things, hidden in a dark place for fear of losing the rich memory of intimacy; or are we just afraid?

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To my Father; to all the men we have known who have protected, nurtured and taught us with love & guidance…

My Father, Michael Douglas Flannery, I remember with great fondness and love. He was a quiet, strong and patient man who gave me a sense of security as a child. I admired his patience and passion for the things he loved to do and people he loved to share his time with. He was a quiet man and as a child, when I would look up at him, his … Read More To my Father; to all the men we have known who have protected, nurtured and taught us with love & guidance…

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Historic Joppa Church and Haunting Tales near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

  The earthy Pioneer country people, their homes and churches, the surrounding sinkholes and caves and the beautiful Joppa escarpment is what helped create the area and National Park we know as Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. There once were 13 churches in this region now there are two left here in the Mammoth Cave area. Joppa Missionary Church and Cemetery, circa 1862, is one of the historical … Read More Historic Joppa Church and Haunting Tales near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

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Summer Memory at Dripping Springs © by Tommie Flannery Baskis Late summer days linger in hazy dreams before the door of autumn. I find in Dripping Springs an old forgotten rose bush by the white clapboard home, abandoned many, many summers ago. The rotten bird house still clings to a post at the old, Pickett Cemetery; where many children went to dreamin’, laughing and … Read More

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