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Showing posts from June, 2011

The Tower

A night shot of a radio/tv tower that is 1.3 miles from me.

Gold Hill Cemetery - Gold Hill NC

I love the quote on this one,  "Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven"


I thought it was rather strange to see a table at a grave site.

"Sacred  to the memory of  Mary M. Mauney Daughter of  David & Susannah McMackin and Consort of V. Mauney who was born 13th June A.D. 1827 and departed this life  3rd October A.D. 1850.
She was a member of the M.E. Church and a professor  of Religion.
She fell a victim to that fatal disease - Consumption,  and died in full and certain hope of Eternal Life.
She has gone to the mansions of rest. From a region of sorrow and pain; To the glorious land of the blessed Where she can never sorrow again."
She died at the age of 23 and of alcohol? Well perhaps not. A friend of mine was kind enough to check out the word consumption, as I should have, and told me that it also means " a progressive wasting away of the body especially from pulmonary tuberculosis" which I think makes more sense considering the year she died and her age.


There is a small yellow streak towards the bottom and the right of the white tree in the center. Yes, this is one of the fireflies I was able to catch with the camera. The white light on the left is just a solar patio light. Click HERE to read more about the firefly.

Country Living

Quiet, clean, and country living.

The Young Doe

A young doe came into our backyard to enjoy a few licks of the salt lick this Sunday noon.

Good Evening Lord

God, Country, and the Corps...

Go Daddy

Green Green Green... Go Go Go...

NASCAR Trophies


Cut & Shave

Hey, for two bits we'll give you a shave and a haircut.

Chicken Ranch

Perhaps this is not what you were thinking of when you saw the title Chicken Ranch, now is it? 

The Wind Storm

This is the wind storm that passed through here Saturday night (6/18/11) around 5PM. Lots of wind but very little rain that came with it. No trees went over during the storm, but about 2 hours later I did hear and see a tree about 50 yards down from us go over. It just wound up falling against another tree. We did loose our power for about 5 or 6 hours.

Two Mule's For Sister Sarah?

Did you really expect Shirley MacLaine and Clint Eastwood here in Mount Pleasant?

Happy Father's Day

"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.  Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view,  and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life,  beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and  its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death  song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give  a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all  people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning  give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see  no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.  Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to  fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time  to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death,  so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more  time to live their liv…

The Church And It's Cemetery

I have never seen so many markers with no names. But they were someone. 

Main Street

The main street of Troy NC. Click HERE for more info on Troy.


I ran across this sign at Cline's Country Antiques. I remember seeing this, and many more like it, when I was younger. Hey, why not? Smoke those cool menthol cigarettes. Feel and taste that fresh mountain air. Now, if you smoke them long enough there is no way in hell you would ever be able to begin to climb that mountain in the background. But that, they don't tell you. 

Short Lake

Short Lake in Crowders Mountain State Park... and a short lake it is...

Boat Motor

Let me see now, if I buy this motor then all I will need will be a boat to go with it. Oh wow! I will then be all set for the Big Rock Fishing Tournament held out of Morehead City NC. Watch out boy's because here I come.