Well, Thanksgiving was two days ago and here at AWESOME ASS ACRES, we're still recovering from turkey, pecan pie and deviled eggs! I hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did! We had a full house with our friends and family, the food was excellent, and the memories are many!! Our friend, Jimmy Martin drove over from Etheridge, TN, on Monday, then on Tuesday, he, another friend, Bonnie Broughton, Larry and I, decided to visit the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, in Graham County, North Carolina. It was a beautiful drive over on the Cherohala Skyway and an amazing hike through some of the largest trees I've ever seen! The forest hosts the largest virgin stand of timber in the Eastern United States, with some of the trees dating back 400 years. Some of the enormous yellow poplars are 20 feet in diameter and stand over 100 feet tall. Joyce Kilmer is known for his poem "TREES" and this is such a fitting memorial to him.
By: Joyce Kilmer -- 1886-1918
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
A tree that looks at God all day,
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain
But only God can make a tree.
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