Category Archives: Christy

Echoes of Catherine Marshall and J.R.R. Tolkien

I’m a bit of a detail person.  This characteristic takes me in strange places! In about my second of being a member of the Leadership Team for ChristyFest, I had a sudden brilliant flash. I had researched the home crafts … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Sunday

This may be my favorite Mike and Connie composition!! It’s called “Firefly”. Which bring a question to my mind. Why does Tennessee call Lightin’ Bugs …Fireflies? Mike wrote this song in honor of the Elkmont Fireflies, which is just down … Continue reading

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Spelling with Sam

Besides visiting the Museum of Appalachia on a warm July morning, ChristyFesters went to Sam Houston’s schoolhouse where we learned about the Tennessee/Texas hero. As a child I, like every  other Texas school child, sat in awe at the very mention of … Continue reading

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Sunbonnets for the Ingalls girls

  This year, our ChristyFest group went to the Museum of the Appalachia and enjoyed many displays there! I had a hard time keeping Lucy out of this teensy little bath tub               and she couldn’t … Continue reading

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One more doll…I promise. Just one.

You’re probably thinking, “Does this woman think about anything else besides dolls?”  Why, yes.  I do.  But this is a different KIND of doll.  The kind I’ve longed to make for quite some time now.  And last year at ChristyFest, … Continue reading

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Mission accomplished!

Back in 2008, I discovered a new doll in Tennessee. Not a factory made doll, turned out by the thousands, but one by one slowly but surely. One of a kind even. I first stumbled on the Coalition for the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Shellie Rushing Tomlinson:
**** update open**** Frank Hoyt Taylor has had to reschedule. He won’t be with us today. However, I’m delighted to announce that Austin Moody will be calling in, giving me the opportunity to introduce…

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A day in the museum

Eat your heart out John Deere,

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Huckleberry Baskets from Bill

Bet you didn’t know such a thing (huckleberry baskets) exists.  I didn’t until about eight years ago.  It was ChristyFest time and I was in charge of Events.  That meant I was to find interesting speakers who presented interesting programs on interesting … Continue reading

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All about Christy

Back in 2001, I  stumbled on to a TV series called, Christy which aired on the Hallmark channel, totally by accident.  And it happened to be one of the best episodes of the entire series, “Amazing Grace”.  How fortunate for me.  … Continue reading

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