Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I love to FLY!

I love to fly. Today for work I got to fly with the guy at Scenic Helicopter Tours in Sevierville, TN. We are doing a story on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so I got to do the story about the view from the air. It was amazing today, the pilot barely went over the mountain top . . . the view was amazing!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Abby, Mama, and Chris come to Tennessee

I had a great visit with Mama, Abby, and Chris a couple of weeks ago. I tried my best to show them around East Tennessee. We had fun visits to the Knoxville Zoo and the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. I hope they all come back soon!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hazel White

On Saturday, my good friend Hazel White was buried in Jefferson City, TN. She died from a heart attack a few days earlier. Sister White used to ride with me to church almost every Sunday, and I was her home teacher (a calling in the church where we visit families each month). Just a few weeks ago, she gave me a salt and pepper set for my new apartment. It has a huge flower and hummingbird. It is something I will always cherish. I had never met Sister White's children, she has a daughter and two sons, but since she talked so much about me, they asked me to be a pallbearer at the funeral. It really meant a lot to take part in the service. I will miss you Sister White and can't wait to see you again!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Josh goes back to Florence 2 1/2 years later

I can't believe how much time has gone by (and so quickly). I finally felt it was time to head back to Florence, AL, where I lived before I came to Knoxville. On Sunday, I got to go to church at the Florence Ward (plus a visit to Florence Baptist Church). I got to have lunch with Alison and Beth from the tourism office, and spend the night with the Hurren Family. On Monday, I got to have breakfast with Debbie, and take some of the Hurren kids to see the rock wall, the lions at UNA, and have a spit contest on the old railroad bridge in Sheffield, AL.