Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I am reading one of Vicki Lane's books  SIGNS IN THE BLOOD.  How this brings back memories of my childhood.  I grew up in Hendersonville, NC and Mill's River.  The farmers in Mills River were just as she describes them.  Hard work and praying were their daily duties.  
Joan and I spent four days in Asheville and that  brought back memories of forty five years ago.  How it has changed.   I must say for the better.  Visual art and music predominate.  It is now a tourest destination but with class and dignity
The Grove

Flat Iron Building Asheville

Autumn in Asheville

Artist at work in River Art Dist.

Antique store in River Art District
Vicki Lanes book ARTS BLOOD made me look up the area River Art District,  An old tannery and textile mill that boarders the French Broad River on one side and the Norfork and Southern RR on the other.  Building must be 200 yards long and full of art studios, schools and teaching centers.  What a delight.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Jim -- I heard someone mention my name . . . so glad my books have brought back memories!