Hi!!! Welcome to my Smoky MountainHome Page!!! Let me introduce myself. My
name is Patty and I was born and live in the Great Smoky Mountains area of East Tennessee and I am extremely proud of my mountain heritage. This area is well known for its "Southern Hospitality" as well as its abundance of beautiful and breathtaking scenery, wildlife and vegetation, and talented artists and crafts people. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in this country with around ten million visitors knocking on our door each year. It is the only National Park in the country which still does not charge an entrance fee. I especially enjoy an area of the park known as Cades Cove . Sevier County, where I live, is named for our state's first governor, John Sevier. It is also the home of the beautiful and talented country music singer and songwriter, Dolly Parton, as well as her entertainment park, Dollywood. There are also several other attractions and shows in the area, such as music theaters, where well known recording artists perform. In addition, to accommodate our many visitors, there is an abundance of lodging, dining, shopping and attractions. You will learn much more when you follow my Smoky Mountain Area Links.
The nearest large city is Knoxville, TN which is the home of the University of TN. Of course, we are big fans of all UT Sports and are particularly proud of the fact that the UT Lady Vols Basketball Team, coached by Ms. Pat Summitt, are the 1999 National Champions and the Vols Football Team, coached by Mr. Philip Fulmer, are the 1998 South Eastern Conference Champions! Other places of interest within a short drive from the Smokies are The Museum of Appalachia, Bristol Motor Speedway, Biltmore Estate , Ijam's Nature Center, The Knoxville Zoo, The American Museum of Science and Energy, The Tennessee Aquarium, The Blue Ridge Parkway, and Cherokee Indian Reservation.
I have three grown children, Melissa, Michael, and Shannon, two daughter-in-laws, Kristen and Ramona, a son-in-law, Mark, and three beautiful grandchildren Kaylee, Jacob and new little baby granddaughter, Alexandria. Sadly, my first husband and best friend, Bob, passed away in 1990 from a serious illness shortly after our 26th Wedding Anniversary. But, fortunately, God chose to bring love into the lives of two lonely people again who had each lost their spouses. This time it was in the 90's way, via computer, where I met my new husband, Ron, about nine years ago. We will be celebrating our 7th anniversary this summer. Ron is originally from Pennsylvania and, like so many others, fell in love with these beautiful mountains and eventually moved here. Ok, I suppose I had a little something to do with it too. (grin) Ron and I have two adorable little spoiled rotten Shih Tzu dogs named Muffy & Duffy, and a cockatiel named Suzie-Q who enjoys music and loves singing along.
Before my marriage to Ron in 1995, I worked as an Administrative Assistant for a local corporation in the Tourist Industry. These days I spend my time homemaking, camping with Ron, pampering our pets, gardening, enjoying my pond with gold fish and water lilies, sewing, machine embroidering, cross stitching, painting, scrapbooking, making country crafts, seeing movies, dining out, cooking, feeding and watching birds & deer, collecting teddy bears, bunnies, birdhouses, scarecrows, snowmen and quilts, chatting on Pow Wow and ICQ and spending much too much time here surfing the Web for great clip art, embroidery designs and other things that interest me.
Well, I guess that's about my life in a nutshell! Thanks again for dropping by! I hope you enjoyed your Cyber visit to the Great Smoky Mountains and I know I sure enjoyed having you. By the way, I hope you will remember to bookmark this page and come back again soon to see what I've been up to. And, next time bring a friend along too! (grin) And, hey, if you ever feel yourself getting the urge to visit the Smokies in person, please feel free to drop me a line with any questions you might have. I'll do my best to steer you in the right direction and, hopefully, in some small way, make your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains one you will always remember. Before you leave don't forget to check below for links to my other pages and some of my favorite places on the Web and, as we love to say here in the Great Smoky Mountains..... "Ya'll come back again real soon now, you hear!" (grin)
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