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Betty Fasig
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Age : 76
Location : Duette, Florida

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PostSubject: Daffodil Mountain   Daffodil Mountain EmptyMon Aug 11, 2008 5:40 pm

Several years ago, an email forwarded thing went around about this woman who planted daffodils on a mountain and in the end the whole mountain was a beautiful site. She did it one bulb at a time over many years. I would like to find that picture again.

My son and his family bought two acres on the top of a Tennessee Mountain. It is really something they will have to keep for a long time before anyone looks at it as prime property. I just wanted to send him that picture of the daffodils. Anyone remember it?

Love,
Betty
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Phil Whitley
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Location : Riverdale, GA

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PostSubject: Re: Daffodil Mountain   Daffodil Mountain EmptyMon Aug 11, 2008 5:57 pm

Here's a story about it:
http://www.my.homewithgod.com/mkcathy/inspirational2/daffodil.html

and some photos here:
http://vinounku.wordpress.com/2008/04/20/the-daffodil-principle/

Type "Daffodil principle" into your search engine. There are several stories about it.
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Betty Fasig
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PostSubject: Re: Daffodil Mountain   Daffodil Mountain EmptyMon Aug 11, 2008 6:29 pm

Dear Brew,
Thank you very much. I know that they bought this property without seeing it and it is so high and no one lives there at all. I suspect they are feeling a little let down. I wanted to show them the brighter side and the possibilites since they think they will keep the property for a long while. I thought it would make it more fun if they could see the mountain top covered it flowers. It is two acres. I can see this vision myself, I would like them to see the beauty of what they have bought and the possibilities for the fun of it.

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Betty
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Phil Whitley
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PostSubject: Re: Daffodil Mountain   Daffodil Mountain EmptyMon Aug 11, 2008 6:50 pm

Welcome, Betty. I remember seeing that email a while back.

That mountain top sounds like the perfect place to me, with the way the
world is shaping up. If there is fresh water there (stream, well, etc.)
a person could tell civilization to shove it.

Davy Crockett didn't so to bad...

"Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee..."
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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: Daffodil Mountain   Daffodil Mountain EmptyTue Aug 12, 2008 3:17 pm

Until the Alamo.
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Betty Fasig
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PostSubject: Re: Daffodil Mountain   Daffodil Mountain EmptyTue Aug 12, 2008 6:15 pm

Brew,
I thought the same thing about Davy Crockett. Today, my children called to tell me they had gotten home. I asked about the bears and pointed out the Davy Crockett story. He said they did not even see a squirrel. The pictures they sent were very pretty. I have an eye for poison ivy because I am so alergic. Bunches of that, as it would be because no one has been there with the Poison Ivy Killer. Smile

Dick,
I know about the Alamo, but then Davy was far from his mountain top and into enemy territory.

This could connect to how people smelled back then, wearing home cured coon skin caps could not have helped much but maybe kept their brains from freezing. Rolling Eyes

Some old woman (it could not have been a man) in Sun City Center, where my David works, threw into the dumpster an old rifle. That rifle was from Davy's day. I do not know much about guns, but I do know that is one really lovely thing. He almost wet his pants when he saw it there. As he searched on in that dumpster, he found other wonderful things.

Talk about a grin on a face!
She had thrown out the old mans records (78's) his speaker and turntable, all the old 45's, some 33's. In that midst of jumble was an old recording of The Shadow, a radio show that I know Dick remembers. I do.

"What evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"

That was around about the time "I Was A Communist For The FBI" and "Johnny Dollar: Insurance Investigator" was on the radio.

One does wonder how much insurance fraud there was back then when having insurance was a luxury that not many people even thought about.

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Betty
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PostSubject: Re: Daffodil Mountain   Daffodil Mountain EmptyTue Aug 12, 2008 7:17 pm

Would I ever love to find a treasure like that old rifle! Here's a photo of mine...

Daffodil Mountain CVAHawken

It's a 50 caliber Hawken caplock. Great fun to shoot and load (shooting is much faster than the loading).

I once bought an old jukebox to restore. It was FULL of old 78 rpm's
like Steel Guitar Rag by Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys.
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PostSubject: Re: Daffodil Mountain   Daffodil Mountain EmptyTue Aug 12, 2008 7:40 pm

I forgot to mention that my g.g.grandaddy was shot in the right heel by
a 50 cal minie ball - same caliber as the one I have. He was a litter
bearer in the 42nd Alabama Infantry and refused to carry a weapon,
being a "minister of the Gospel".

This famous old battle flag of the 42nd was recently sold to a private collector for $175,000.00

Daffodil Mountain 42AlabamaFlag
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PostSubject: Re: Daffodil Mountain   Daffodil Mountain EmptyTue Aug 12, 2008 9:56 pm

Lovely stories, Betty. Both the daffodil hill and the treasures found in a dumpster. I used to live where I could go dumpster diving, and it was great when an apartment dweller would move out! But I never found anything so remarkable as an old rifle!!
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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: Daffodil Mountain   Daffodil Mountain EmptyWed Aug 13, 2008 4:49 am

Too bad your g.g.g.grandaddy didn't manage to hang onto a battle flag, Brew. If he had, somebody probably would have thrown it away.
It's amazing that people throw away the things they do. For one thing, they might be worth a lot of money.

I remember the old radio shows Betty mentioned. We have tapes of a few of them. They are available from one or two companies. I think I once told of spending hours in a New York bar with Walter Gibson, who wrote the Shadow stories. He felt talking about writing was boring, preferring to ramble on about his latest love, working as a magician.
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