Friday, March 23, 2012

Welcome to Friday!

 See the sparkle as the sun hits the water? What joy! The river twists and turns, always tumbling forward and you never know just what might be around the next bend. Our life journey is like that, isn't it?

This picture is of the Little Pigeon River which winds all around the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and through the cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  It's an extremely important location to me.

This particular picture was used on the cover of my first book, Cancer Can't Destroy Love. My dad loved fishing in this river and this is one of his favorite spots. He died of pancreatic cancer and that story is a part of the book. (My friend Kath is also a big part of the book, but that's a story for another day.) There's a flat wide rock over to the right, just out of view of the picture. That's where I sat and read books growing up, completely unaware that one day I would write them.

On "Fabulous Fridays," I'll share some of my favorite writings, which will be gathered in a special section. They may be from previously shared books, books in progress, or just thoughts I've had and written in my journal. It'll be a hodge-podge of pieces, so check in and see. You never know what might be discovered! Who knows that we'll share together each week? I will try to share a variety of things, but it'll be whatever touches me at the moment. (talk about unpredictable!) In exchange, I'd LOVE to hear from you. Comments are most welcome at all times. Enjoy!

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  1. Oh Bean, I loved packing "our boxes" and going on our family visits to the Smokeys. Remember Sheeba's campground? Fun times. Yep, while you read I usually played with my dolls or my barbie dolls at the edge of the water, that is when I wasn't bugging Dad while he fished. What fun memories. Thank you for reminding me of them. Remember how I used to sleep curled up at the end of your bed in the camper? That was a long, long time ago. :D

    1. Just a long time ago, not "long, long" - we're not THAT old! LOL Yes, good times. Keith and I last went in June 2009. Maybe it's time to return?

  2. The setting looks so wonderful, a place rife with inspiration! I love to find places where it becomes easier to write as well. Thanks for sharing!


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