Category Archives: Entertainment

Show biz and other forms of entertainment

Hell’s TV

One of the worse things about staying home with nothing much to do has been watching daytime TV with it’s various reruns of previously popular shows.  What has happened to television?  I remember a time when we could hardly wait … Continue reading

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Little Boy Lost

When I the grandkids found out that I had been to Disney World — without them — well, what could I do except try to make it up to them? So that’s how the weekend at Dollywood — with grandchildren … Continue reading

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Winter Vacation at Disney

We were welcomed to Florida by torrential rain, thunder and lightning, tornado warnings and timeshare salesmen. We were warned about the poisonous snakes, but nobody mentioned the deadly bite of the timeshare salesman, common to central Florida. Florida likes tourists … Continue reading

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The Art of Storytelling

It’s hard to believe that a sleepy little town like Jonesborough could come alive the way it does once a year. But come alive it does with so many people that you can’t imagine where they all come from or … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Walk

We walked, and walked and walked. It’s seemed as if we had been walking for years. Why, oh why, did I ever think this was a good idea? I definitely would not have agreed to come to this game if … Continue reading

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Groovy Grandma

I don’t know where I’ve been living — somewhere on another planet, apparently, somewhere so far behind times that downloading music from the internet doesn’t exist as a reality of everyday life. On this alien planet, people know about downloading … Continue reading

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Not Amused by Amusement Park

I was certain that I was too old for amusement parks. My honey loves amusement parks. He is a big, overgrown kid who still wants to ride on the rides. I tolerate them. We heard about an amusement park in … Continue reading

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Storytelling Festival

On one weekend each fall, the National Story Telling Festival is held in the mountains of East Tennessee. It is in a tiny town called Jonesborough, also known as the oldest city in Tennessee. It is a quaint little village … Continue reading

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The Walking Horses

Several years ago we decided to go to Shelbyville to see the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Just like country music stars, these horses have their own award shows, and a following of enthusiasts, most of who drive campers and … Continue reading

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I’m Not Big Enough

I’ve just returned from Dollywood for a brief visit to introduce my grandson to the joys of theme parks. We waited until we felt he would be old enough to enjoy it and big enough to ride most of the … Continue reading

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