It was nearly five years ago, we visited Roan Mountain Tennessee , in Oct 2012. Still one of the most beautiful places I have seen.
There is something so serene about an old church and a blue sky. The story told to us from Dad’s friend David is , he was here when WWII broke out, he was about 8 years old. That year, dad was starting to have some real memory issues. David and his wife Shirley took us around this most beautiful place where David and his family grew up, how fortunate. It was gorgeous! Just at the edge of the Cherokee National Forest and at the top part of the Smokey Mountains. Heaven on earth. Majestic, peaceful and breathtaking scenery. Always enjoyed better with life long friends.
The last photo is of dad and David from sevreal years before at the same mill. , Dad wearing the same jacket. Lifelong friends. Like a second father to me. I have known him since I was five.