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MILL CREEK STORIES

Holiday Grace
The fatherly ritual at the table
was the culmination of several other sets of every-year behaviors, including turkey-call
practice for the kids.
by Molly Dugger Brennan

When I was growing
up in Virginia, my
parents gave me the
priceless gift of letting me just be a kid. Looking back, it's obvious that
money was tight but I never
knew it. I was queen of my
kingdom, with acres and
acres of woods and fields to
explore, my very own dog,
and a hot meal on the table every night. What more
could I have wanted?
My days were spent exploring, building forts in
the woods, throwing sticks
in the river, discovering
hidden wildflower patches,
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A father's annual turkey often went
through tribulations beyond death.

taking a book to my special
reading rock, and staring
at clouds. There was lots of
time for daydreaming and I
was pretty darn content.
In the summer, I was sent
outside after breakfast and
told to be back in time for
dinner. What child these
days gets eight hours of au-


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015

The Oil Lamps
South Carolina-Georgia Mountain Weekend
Night Sky: The Guide to Cold, Clear Winter Nights
Night Sky: The Photoessay
The Day a Tennessee Farmer Showed a Prince a Thing or Two
East-Tennessee Dining: A Gourmand Couple Explores the Tastes of their Home Territory
History Lives in This Virginia Mountain “Cabin”
Table of Contents
From the Editor / Worth a Click
Mill Creek Stories
The Hike
Great Buys
Mountain Report
Creature Feature
Festivals & Events
Singing in the Garden
Guest Column: Chris Arvidson
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Table of Contents
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - From the Editor / Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 7
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 10
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Great Buys
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 16
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - The Oil Lamps
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 18
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - South Carolina-Georgia Mountain Weekend
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 22
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Night Sky: The Guide to Cold, Clear Winter Nights
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Night Sky: The Photoessay
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - The Day a Tennessee Farmer Showed a Prince a Thing or Two
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - East-Tennessee Dining: A Gourmand Couple Explores the Tastes of their Home Territory
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 40
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - History Lives in This Virginia Mountain “Cabin”
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 46
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Singing in the Garden
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 48
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Guest Column: Chris Arvidson
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Cover3
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Cover4
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