Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Folks – sorry about the lack of post this week. We took off Friday afternoon to spend a couple of days with the kin folks in Kentucky. I got to attend the Civil War Cavalry conference in Knoxville on Saturday. It was good to spend a couple of minutes talking to Jim Ogden from Chitt-Chatt. Also speaking that day were Dr. Earl Hess and Dr. William Piston, among others. Saturday night, I was back in Williamsburg, Kentucky, watching a production of Hello Dolly at the University of the Cumberlands. On Monday, we headed south to the American Museum of Science and Energy at Oak Ridge for a school field trip. We were planning to head home after that, but considering our home here in western North Carolina had a foot of snow, we headed back to Kentucky, which had no snow. Yesterday, we finally got out of town, back to Newland right after lunch, where we met a dear friend who ferried me up the mountain to get my truck (thanks Dennis – I was dreading that walk). There is still a lot of snow, but they say that it will get above freezing today. We will be back to regular programming here shortly.