One of the things I now regularly schedule in my week is caring for vintage linens. Mother often told stories of her life by the Nolichucky and the lovely gatherings she would help prepare. Beautiful linens, dishes, centerpieces, candles as well. She continued collecting and entertaining as she went out on her own. I remember […]
So now I am retired, officially, on paper and in my heart, for 33 glorious days so far. I loved my career but there are so many wonderful things right here in my own little world I need to explore. I am trying to make life simpler, but I am still a super organized person, […]
Here is the reason my lovely little mother stayed out west, this handsome guy: World War Two Veteran First in his family to graduate from college Super sports fan (Their first date was a college football game) Mister Fix-it Supreme, Jack- Of- All -Trades Life-long learner Kind, intelligent, remarkable man and father He served […]
In the eastern most corner of Tennessee runs the Nolichucky River. It winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains, past the Appalachian Trail and many little houses and farms. […]
The Story Begins….Why Am I Starting a Blog? I retired after 35 years in the classroom. Actually, this is the third time I retired. This time it’s real, I’m excited about the future and the possibilities that are ahead, trying something new. This time I actually gave away all of my teacher “stuff”. I’ve […]
I’m Anne. Welcome to Nolichucky West, where I share the story of my Etsy Shop, craft tutorials, my quest as a life-long-learner, and thoughts on living a unique life focused on the things that truly matter.