Friday, July 25, 2014
A Week in Pikevill,
After arriving in Pikeville on Wednesday, July 16th, Elders Stradling & Hansen guided to visit one of the stronger families in the Bledsoe County area. We travelled up on Dayton Mountain in a misting rain through dense foliage to reach their house. I kept thinking of the words of one of my favorite songs by the Oakridge Boys..."....you'd better move it or a shotgun will". They had a locked gate, however, to keep the intruders off their property. I can't describe how far this winding road went.......but we finally arrived. This couple is almost off the the grid....except for propane for their water heater, stove and refrigerator.
We have been kept very busy learning our way around the town and county, trying to remember the names of all the people we meet. We have much more to tell......so until then....
We miss you all and think of you often. PS the temperature here is in the 80s.