Spreading December’s Love

Spread the Love for December 2011

Time to Spread the Love for the month of December.

I had a wonderful December that was full of Christmas, Music, Good Food, Love, Joy-and it was made even better by each of you who took the time to comment-and I thank each of you:

Sandy Carlson, Janet, Mary’s Writing Nook, PaulaKathleen, Carolyn A.Just JackieThe TexicanJulie at Elisharose, Miss Cindy, Brenda Kay LedfordSheila B., Osagebluff Quilter, Terry, Matthew Burns, GrannyPamWarrenThreecollie, LannyThe Fishing Guy, Mary Traveling HammerPetra Michelle, SolsticeDreamer, David Templeton, Jennifer in OR, Teresa Atkinson, Jenny-JennyGreta KoehlFarmchick PaulaNancy M., GlendaNancy SimpsonFencepostRick’s Whitetail Woods, Martina, Trisha Too, Mary Life In A Cordwood Cabin, My Carolina Kitchen, Kelli, Farmchick, Emily Cole, Marie, Mike Mclain, Kat, Peggy P, Granny Sue, Paul SaltcreekGaFarmWoman , Patty Hall, JoLyn, Olecrowsnest, The Welldigger, Rachel, Marilyn, Stacey, Calann, B. Ruth, CheE, Dean, Debbie, Sallie Covolo, Annie, Shane Moad, Cathy, Judi, Barbara Gantt, Mary-Annies Goat Hill, John Dilbeck, Vicki Lane, Mary Libby, Frances, Jay Henderson, wkf, < a href=”http://stitchinbythelake.blogspot.com/” target=”_blank”>Marlene, Tazebell, Randy, Michelle, Susie, Ethel, Connie, Julie Curtis, Kathleen, Laura, Yolanda, Far Side Of Fifty, Janet Pressley, Mark S., Michael Golch, Tish, Eva Nell Mull Wike, Ph.D., Sarah, Wanda, Monica Gatti, Christina-The Joy Of, Benny Watt Terry, David Haynes, Judith Richards Shubert, Thea, Two Square Meals, Trainwreck, Dana, Catherine Seiberling Pond, Lonnie L. Dockery, Rooney Floyd, Theresa, Jan, Apple, Christina Bumblee Bee Bags, Marydon Ford, Betty Patton, Annie, Shawn, Miss FiFi, Lisa Louise Cook, Carole Corlew, Steve In Florence KY, Chris, and N.S. Rights.

The winner for December is…

Catherine Seiberling Pond! What does she win? One of my Altered Digital Photos-the 5X7 photo above is matted and ready for framing-all Catherine will need is an 8X10 frame to put it in. I hope she likes it.

I took the photo while riding a ferry down Fontana Lake. We were headed to Hazel Creek for an amazing day full of hiking through history. We went to see the town of Proctor-or I should say what remains of the town. When the TVA built Fontana Dam-it effected quite a few small towns. Most of them were flooded and covered by the lake created when the dam was built. Proctor was effected too-but not by being covered-it was isolated. After the dam was built and the lake filled too capacity-Proctor was only accessible by boat. A post about Proctor is coming up soon-so if you’re interested be on the look out for it.

Don’t forget-all those names up there in orange-they each have a wonderful website-click on one and go for a visit and I know you’ll be glad you did.



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  • Reply
    January 6, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Thanks, Tipper!
    And congratulations, Catherine!!

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    January 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Vicki- Aquone is under Nantahala Lake. I was recently near there at the old Glen Choga Lodge. The lodge is on the register of historical places-if you ever get an opportunity to visit it you should.
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Music, Giveaways, Mountain Folk
    All at http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    January 4, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Congrats to Catherine!!!
    p.s. Tipper, I made your pralines for Christmas. They were a big hit and I gave all credit to you! Thanks for the recipe. They will become a holiday tradition here as well, thanks to your kindness.

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    Miss Cindy
    January 4, 2010 at 8:33 am

    PS: I forgot to mention—-Nice picture of Chitter and Chatter with fiddle, mandolin, pajamas, cowboy hat. and Im not sure – but guessing cowboy boots!!!

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    Miss Cindy
    January 4, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Congratulations to Catherine! I was the lucky recipient of one of your digitally altered photos at Christmas. It’s stunning. I’m still deciding where I’ll hang it.
    I look forward to the post about Proctor. The history of that area is very interesting. The building of the Fontana Dam was life changing to lots of folks in lots of different ways.
    Because of the building of the dam the Deer Hunters Grandmother Lura moved to Canton because her home, Judson, was flooded. In Canton she met the Deer Hunters Grandfather, Papaw James.
    Family stories sure are interesting!

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    Catherine Seiberling Pond
    January 4, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Wow, I’m so honored! Thank you for the beautiful gift. I just got news of this through Google Alerts as I’ve not checked anyone’s blogs in a week. I would also like to donate a copy of my book, THE PANTRY-Its History and Modern Uses to your free gift giveaways (and one for you, too) as I love this season of giving.
    Today it is snowing on our Kentucky ridge and it feels like Christmas all over again. I am interested in the old mountain tradition of “Old Christmas,” perhaps a thing of the past, which I will blog about this week.
    Glad tidings to you!
    All best for the New Year,

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    January 4, 2010 at 6:43 am

    That’s a wonderful photo!
    Happy New Year, my friend.
    I was down in your neck of the woods for a week, so I have missed your blog. It’s good to be back.

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    January 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Great site indeed, and lovely picture you’re giving away.

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    January 3, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Terrific picture! Can’t wait to read more about Proctor.
    Happy New Year!

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    January 3, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    You have to take me to see Proctor sometime. I am fascinated by stuff like that. I saw a movie once from the early ’60’s about a TVA man who had to go to Tennessee to get an old woman off her land so the area could be flooded. I don’t remember what it was called, but it had Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick in it.

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    January 3, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    What a good site this has been,
    keep it comming in two thousand and ten!!!Tell ole deere hunter how how grand he is-
    he could get in show biz!

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    January 3, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Congratulations Catherine.
    It certainly is a pleasure visiting Tipper and the Blind Pig and the Acorn and look forward to it all the time.

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    Vicki Lane
    January 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    My mother-in-law used to speak fondly of Aquone — a small town lost to a TVA project. I don’t know if it lies under Fontana or some other lake.

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    January 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you for thanking me! Thank you for visiting me! I think you’re the greatest and I love visiting your blog…it either stirs up old (good) memories or I learn something new!

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    Fishing Guy
    January 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Tipper: Your the best and everyone that visits enjoy your site loves it so much.

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