Bryson City Tales Begin Next Week

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Of the 32 books I've had the joy of writing, my favorite, and still, the best selling of them all is Bryson City Tales. You can read more about it below, but I wanted to let you know that I'll be publishing some of my favorite parts of the book each Friday starting next week, on April 1 (no fooling!). I hope that you'll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me and that if you do, you'll be sure to invite your friends to join us each week. (more…)
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A Memorial Day Remembrance to My Dad and My Hero: Major Philip B. Larimore, Jr.

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Today many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and volleyball, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Memorial Day is really about – remembering the American soldiers who have lost their lives in battle to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted. (more…)
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Monday Memo – A Remembrance of Patriots on Memorial Day

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Today marks Memorial Day, a national observance first known as Decoration Day. The first Memorial Day was observed on May 30, 1868. Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  Initially meant as a time to remember those who fell during the bloody battles of our brutal Civil War, the holiday's significance has been extended to honor all those who paid the ultimate price for our nation. As they have done every year since 1948, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment will place flags at more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They will remain at Arlington National Cemetery throughout the holiday weekend making sure that the flags remain upright. Gary Bauer's comment on Memorial Day is, to me, particularly poignant, and…
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Bryson City Seasons — Distant Thunder

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This blog is from the forty-fifth and final chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Seasons, which is the sequel to Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us. That night, after the Hartmans had turned in for the evening, I walked out back to sit on the bench behind our home. A full moon lit up Deep Creek Valley all the way to the dis- tant ridge lines, over fifteen miles away, which separated North Carolina and Tennessee. As I sat there, just reflecting and contemplating, my mind thought back over my time in Bryson City. Barb and I had arrived as strangers—more unwelcome and unwanted by…
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Bryson City Seasons — The Summons (Part 2)

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This blog is from the forty-fourth chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Seasons, which is the sequel to Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us. THE SUMMONS (PART 2) Also, I’m delighted to say, Barb left town before Pete Lawson’s coverage of the Fireman’s Day in the weekly Smoky Mountain Times, which came out on Thursdays. His coverage of the day was excellent, with one glaring and conspicuous flaw—his poor choice to place a picture of one Miss Waltina Larina Bustmoore in the paper! I knew I could not put this awful “triumph” into my past—at least not yet. But I did have the consolation of knowing that…
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Bryson City Seasons — The Summons (Part 1)

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This blog is from the forty-fourth chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Seasons, which is the sequel to Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us. THE SUMMMONS (PART 1) Beth walked quickly into my office. “Dr. Larimore, I need you in the treatment room. Now!” I threw down the chart I was reading and quickly followed her down the hall and into our procedure room. Inside the room, Patty was placing a blood pressure cuff on a distinguished-looking gentleman with beautiful gray hair and a tanned face—but he was ashen. I instinctively felt his forehead, which was cold and clammy. His lungs were clear, and his…
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Monthly Family Update – May 2019

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Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Walk for LifePublishing Update – “Fit over 50”Publishing Update – “War Horses”Today’s Christian Living “Ask Dr. Walt” columnLast Month’s EventsNext Month’s EventsPast Issues 1) Walk for Life On Saturday, June 1, Barb and I will be “Walking for Life” for Life Networkhere in Colorado Springs. If you’d like to support our walk of this amazing life-affirming ministry, and every single dollar makes a difference, click hereand scroll down to “Online Donation.” Thanks for considering supporting our Walk for Life. 2) Publishing Update – “Fit over 50” My next book, “Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You,” is scheduled for release on August 6. You can learn more about the book and pre-order it here. Feel free to share this information…
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