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My neighbor, Jan,  is known for popping in for five minutes, always with some  ulterior m0tive.  She decided I was lacking “bling”. You can see the  bling on  my shoulder.

I had hired a homeless guy, looking for work,  to do some chores around the place. He told me he had worked as a roofer, had some carpentry skills, knew how to use a chain saw, etc.  I have a storage shed with warped doors and I asked him if he could fix them. He did and I gave him some paint to paint the shed. Unfortunately, he painted the doors shut. So, I asked my friends to help me get the doors open.    Jan is one of those people who likes to have  fun with anything she does, and she likes ceremonies. She grabbed a pot to beat on, and Karen, my housemate,  is half Cherokee and did a ceremonial dance.

While they did their work,  I used a hacksaw blade to cut through the thin coating between the two doors.

It wasn’t budging. My crowbar and nail puller both disappeared but I had a long,  strong mechanic’s screwdriver. It took some doing to pry the doors open without wrecking them.

That’s when we discovered he had nailed the doors shut. I guess he figured he wasn’t coming back anyway. Gotta take laughter where you find it.  And, what the hey, the guy needed the money.

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RV Trip Favorite Photos #113-117

Jim says:

While Mary and I are taking care of business here at her home…there is little “new stuff” to Blog about daily. So I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite photos from our recent 298 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip around the United States.

Since scenery and people snapshot-type photos require little special photography skills…and being limited by the abilities of my digital camera…I none the less took some photos that I really liked. They are presented in no special order of favoritism.

Today’s photos were taken at the Cherokee, North Carolina May 6, 2010……


In other news…
72 degrees yesterday. Filled motorhome propane tank and checked all fittings for leaks.

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Cherokee, North Carolina

Jim says:

Yesterday we drove about 50 miles upon narrow mountain roads to arrive at this small, pretty (with the exception of a huge, ugly, out-of-place Harrah’s Casino) and touristy town.

There are lots of bears like this one on the town streets.

The primary stop was at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

It took us three hours to go through this great museum.

The museum did an excellent job describing the 11,000 year history of the Cherokees.

The statues were very life-like.

The Trail Of Tears (the forced relocation to reservations in Oklahoma) cost the lives of about 4,000 to 8,000 tribe members.

It also did an excellent job telling the sad saga of the Trail Of Tears.

To see the other 44 photos I took, click this link…

Here’s the museum’s official website link…

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Cherokee, North Carolina…,_North_Carolina

We’re just a couple of miles from the Southern entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and that’s today’s journey!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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