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    Our daughter has had an interesting summer. First doing a study abroad program in St. Gemini Italy, and now interning at the Foxfire museum in Rabun County GA. Went up to visit her yesterday and was impressed with thier woodshop.




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    She's been working on exhibits and the buildings as well as transcribing old audio interviews with residents of the southern Appalachians. Some of you might remember the Foxfire series of books.

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    Yes, had a copy of A foxfire book back in the day.
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    I read most of the Foxfire books many years ago. It was tempting to take them all into the woods and start a new life. Great place for your daughter to start one.
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    Very nice area. Congratulations to your daughter Mark! Did you eat at the Dillard house while you were there? We bought our Golden from a breeder just south of the Tallulah Gorge State Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Sawyer View Post
    Very nice area. Congratulations to your daughter Mark! Did you eat at the Dillard house while you were there? We bought our Golden from a breeder just south of the Tallulah Gorge State Park.

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    Thanks Ken. We ate at a place in Clayton called Fortify. Number of restaurants there now.
    Today is her last day there. She's got a week off with us until the second year of her Masters begins at UGA.
    Its been interesting for her there. She locks the place up at night and opens in the morning. Lives on sight. Gets very dark back in the N. GA woods. She's encountered the local 450# black bear several times as well as several snakes and a bobcat.
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    Shoot. I still plant by the signs.

    Super cool deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Yes, had a copy of A foxfire book back in the day.
    We still have four volumes of the books. I understand there have been more published. We've shared them out so many times Volume 1 is held together with a rubber band, but it's all still there.

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    Super cool. I read those books voraciously when I was a boy just across the line on the TN side near Boone, NC.
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    Another good set of books are by Eric Sloane like "A Reverence for Wood".
    I really enjoyed the one about log cabins. The local "log cabin village" re-enactment people had no idea what it took to keep a log cabin going. I had a great deal of fun repeating Sloane's stories.

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    I'd forgotten about those books. From the Whole Earth Catalog and Mariner's Catalog era.
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    I remember those books too. I don't own any of them, but I remember thumbing through them at a Whole Earth store, 25 years ago.
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