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Gone to Conference

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”–Hebrews 10: 25, (King James Bible) I am not sure who first thought … Continue reading

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Reflections on Appalachia, Part One: Mountaineers are Always Free!

I am taken with the stories of the settlement of my home region in the early history of the United States.  The mountains became a home of hope for many who were getting away from something worse somewhere else.  Their … Continue reading

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Faces from the Past: A Minister in the Family

Mammaw Scott always wanted a preacher in the family.  She wanted it so bad she dedicated her seventh child to the Lord, praying that he would become a preacher.  He grew up and worked for IBM. But there was a … Continue reading

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How Elections Divide Families

Grandpa Perry was born in central Virginia, in Louisa County.  His family traveled down the valley of Virginia to the mountainous section and eventually settled near Bluff City in Sullivan County, Tennessee.  His dad was a brick layer, but before … Continue reading

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Cabbage and Hot Pepper

Grandpa Perry was from Louisa County, Virginia.  His family lived in the Green Spring Valley near Poindexter Store, we’ve been told.  They migrated to Sullivan County, Tennessee, settling somewhere between Blountville and Bluff City in the late 1850s.  He was … Continue reading

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