Oh Deer!

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It was a most special summer sighting!  A glance out the window brought quite a surprise.  My brother had spotted the wildlife and called me to come and see the amazing scene.  It is not unusual to see deer in our area, but I...

Merry Christmas in July!

By Ralphine Major Growing up in the sixties, I never once heard of Christmas in July.  July was one of the three summer months we enjoyed not having to go to school.  The entire month was filled with summertime activities like celebrating the Fourth of July holiday,...

Nature’s Picture Frame

By Ralphine Major The sights are not always picture-perfect.  Our region has been hit hard recently with high temperatures and powerful storms.  Thunder and lightning.  Power outages.  Flooding.  Downed trees.  Debris everywhere!  The storms have almost become a daily...

Which Way to the Smoky Mountains?

By Ralphine Major “Bring your camera!” he shouted.  “There’s a bear out here!” “A bear?” I questioned.  This was the first-ever sighting of a bear at our place, though it is highly possible bears have been in our area before.  But we have never seen one. Our schedule...

Gibbs Gathering of 2022

By Ralphine Major Sounds like fun! On July 30, 2022, a multi-class reunion is scheduled for all the Gibbs High School classes that have been graduated 50 years or more! The event will take place from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Corryton Church, 7615 Foster Road,...

Lifting Spirits: A Widows’ Ministry

By Ralphine Major They are called Spirit Lifters.  The widows’ ministry of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church is made up of active widows who gather monthly to participate in various activities to love, care, and serve one another.  The group also branches out as...