Saturday, October 17, 2009


I’m sorry to say that nothing very exciting is going on around here. Phil and I have been hunkered down and bundled up trying to stay warm since the bottom dropped out of the eastern Tennessee weather. It has been raining and cold for days now. We are doing a lot of reading, mostly cooking at home and of course, keeping ourselves amused at our computers. Our speedy trip to my cousin, Sissy’s home near Jamestown, TN last Sunday was quick but very enjoyable and we returned home before dark. We didn’t expect it but as usual, she whipped up a delicious late lunch and fed us before we left. We delivered a CD of the photos taken at the family reunion and I have promised to give her a legend of names to match the faces just as soon as I can get to it.

One day last week, we were so frustrated by all the mud in our front yard (see picture below) getting tracked inside we stripped all the throw rugs front to back, took everything to the Laundromat and Phil scrubbed and waxed every bit of vinyl and vacuumed every inch of carpet. We are trying hard to keep the mud outside until tomorrow when we will move south to cleaner/dryer (hopefully) pastures!

We did get a break in the water-works on Saturday and made a run about 12 miles north up I-75 to the Museum of Appalachia near Clinton, TN. It was so-o-o-o-o-o cold but what a neat place. I have genealogy roots in TN and the Appalachians so I was particularly interested in the surnames mentioned in some of the displays. I have no idea if the COX family display is related in any way to my COX family but it has certainly given me some new information to research.

Because of the weather, it wasn’t very busy at the museum and of course, as is par for the course with us, the BIG Homecoming Celebration was LAST weekend so we missed all the special exhibits. We did see lots of poultry strutting around with lots of goats and sheep on the acreage and there was a volunteer entertainer in the Appalachian Hall of Fame on the complex that was very talented. We bought one of Liza Jane Alexander’s CDs called “Good Old Music.” It should be fun entertainment.

Without further adieu … we are outta here tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time …


  1. I don't know about the Cox, Joy but a WHOLE lot of Littles and Massingills(many spellings) we have found many old cemetaries in upper E TN. with lots of them. I've been to that Musesum also, it has been several years but it was amazing. where are you headed?

  2. I sure would like to be there with you but I will keep our weather. Indian Summer and I love it.