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    Hansel and Gretel

    I saw the Hansel and Gretel dolls in the Sears Christmas 1963 catalog. The page showed the dolls standing side by side, and explained they were imported from Germany and designed by master craftsmen. Read more

    Dec 1, 2022

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  • Photo Essay, December 2022

    Photo Essay, December 2022

    Our readers share their winter photos Read more

    Dec 1, 2022

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  • Photo Essay, October 2022

    Photo Essay, October 2022

    Our readers share their images of winter weather. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

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  • A conversation with a Smokies descendent

    A conversation with a Smokies descendent

    When the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was created, thousands of people were forced to leave homes that fell inside the boundaries of the new park. But the six unmarried Walker sisters, who lived in Little Greenbriar Cove, refused to go. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

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    A Heritage of Harvest

    In Appalachia, those tied to the land can smell the harvest long before it arrives on a dusty breeze. Shorter daylight hours push us to hurry as the rest of the world is chattering about the pumpkin-spiced goodness fall brings. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

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    River Cane

    The English explorer John Lawson was the first to document the presence of river cane in the South. He was fascinated by the many practical uses of the plant demonstrated by the Indigenous peoples he encountered. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

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    Best Friends

    Growing up in the Clinchfield Cotton Mill village in Marion, North Carolina, my mother Madeline and her older sister Helen were very close. Music was an interest that bound them together through their early years. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

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    Did you ever?

    As we age, increasingly there is a tendency to look back—usually with great longing—to the world we knew in younger years. Perhaps those times of reflection involve romanticizing reality, but there’s a sound argument that nostalgia carries pure joy. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

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