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Carol’s Soul Corner
In memory of our friend:
~ Sweet Spirit,
spread your Radiant Glow across the Globe and touch All here on this Sphere…
be them Far or be them Near ~ Let us all honor the Life…
the Spark within the Abode…
the Gift we have All been bestowed!
~ David Howell (4/27/55 – 3/30/13)
The old log house where Wilma (my late wife) was born, was built about 1842 by Rev. Thomas Wilson. Rev. Wilson had a grand of land that included most of the valley where the Rebels Creek community eventually developed. He had eleven children, all daughters, so the Wilson surname did not survive in the family. However, the daughters married
One day a month, a piece of mail arrives at our mailbox on Rebels Creek Road. It is an eagerly anticipated event. It isn’t a check, although it might as well be. This envelope contains a monthly pat on the back, an acknowledgment of a job well done. Yes, it is our bill from Progress Energy…
My article in the last newsletter dealt with many of the local venues for playing or listening to Folk/Old Time/Bluegrass/Singer-Songwriter (FOBS) music, with “local” loosely defined as within about a half hour drive of High Cove. It would seem logical, then, to continue with music venues in the “area”, meaning outside the local region, but within a few hours of High Cove.
However, it’s Spring, and with Spring comes the start of the Appalachian festival season, so i have decided to devote this article to some of the major music festivals of the area. Without doubt, the premier music festival of the area, and indeed one of the most significant music festivals in the world is MerleFest.
So, in the movie “Air Force One” Harrison Ford has this great line. For those who haven’t seen or don’t recall the film (which is pretty forgettable, all in all), he plays the U.S. president. His plane has been taken over in flight by a band of Russian terrorists, who have killed the pilot and co-pilot and corralled most of the passengers. But the…previous issue