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GUESTS COLUMN

Readers Speak
OUR

Who better to be our guest columnists in the 30th
anniversary issue than a few of our readers. These
perspectives were gathered as part of the "Best of the
Mountains" voting, results of which appeared in the
May/June issue. The responses were to the query: Tell
us what Blue Ridge Country has meant to you over
your portion of the 30 years.

"This magazine has kept me in
touch with my roots, even though
the miles have kept me from them.
I have my original copies for the
early '90s, and many times when
I recall my growing up in the Blue
Ridge, I go and re-read and look
at the photographs. My wife, who
is also from the same area, spent
many weekends and vacations
traveling extensively throughout
this marvelous area, and many of the stories and photos
are a look back at our life together. It's impossible for me to
put in words what your magazine has meant to me, but its
impact is deep. Thank you for 30 years, and even though
I will not be here, I hope people are still enjoying it for
another 30 and beyond."
-SAM DEEN
"The quality of Blue Ridge
Country magazine to include outstanding photos and articles has
showcased the area I love. It captures the beauty of the mountains
and the people and animals that
call it home that I am proud to
share with those that are not from
the area."
-KELLY GRAHAM

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"We have enjoyed seeing stories about our town and places we
have lived. And we enjoy the lovely pictures and stories of places we
have visited or would like to visit.
Your photographs are gorgeous; in
fact, they make my wife want to
paint them! We look forward to
each issue. So far we have not discarded ANY of them!"
-JAN AND JOE DERTING
"This is the best magazine
ever, the only magazine to which
I subscribe. The Blue Ridge and
Smoky Mountains carry a special
place in my heart, ever since my
family started camping in them
when I was six. I will read this
magazine forever!"
-KAREN CURRAN
"This magazine goes above and
beyond in order to explain to the general public what life
in the mountains is all about. Every page is a learning experience, and the photos are spot-on. I would like to see
the photos that didn't make the mag. I have yet to see and
read anything that wasn't 100 percent correct, so keep on
telling and reporting the facts on the Blue Ridge Mountains-Great Job!"
-STEVE WHITLOW
"We've read Blue Ridge Country from one of our first trips to
the North Carolina mountains
over 23 years ago and before we
moved to Ashe County in 1995.
We have thoroughly enjoyed the
magazine from the very beginning and have visited many of
the wonderful places described
therein. We especially enjoy the
food and travel features."
-JAN NOFFSINGER


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