One December afternoon, several years ago, I made it down the wintry roads and into the local UPS store to ship off a number of packages.
The woman behind the counter was very pleasant and while she typed up labels for me, we got to talking about the morning’s ice storm that had shut down schools for those of us in the higher elevations.
led to a discussion about our kids.
Reading the address on one of my boxes, she remarked, “Oh, my older daughter’s name is Savannah!”
“People often ask me if she was conceived in Savannah,” she continued conversationally, “and that’s why we named her that.”
“Was she?” I asked, tentatively.
“No!” she replied with a laugh.
“But it would have sounded pretty odd to call her Woodfin.”
Author: kristin fellows
I am a documentary film consultant, writer & photographer. And once upon a time, I lived in Asheville, North Carolina.
I am really, hopefully very nearly finished with my first book, "Lions, Peacocks & Lemon Trees" – a travel memoir that follows a collection of old letters half way around the world, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Ethiopia to Portugal and Italy.
Other adventures have taken me to Iceland to hike volcanoes and photograph puffins; to Barcelona, Mexico, and Croatia. I went to Athens for a big fat Greek wedding, to Helsinki to get beaten with frozen birch branches in the city’s oldest public sauna, to Portugal to track down the backdrop of an old photograph, and to Italy to travel in the footsteps of my late grandmother.
My travel articles have been featured in Pink Pangea, a travel blog for female travelers, and other publications. One of my photographs, “Skywalker,” was chosen as a National Geographic Photo of the Day in 2015.
But many of my favorite stories still come from the nearly eighteen years I lived in Asheville, which you can read about in my blog, "On the Edge of Appalachia."
I also invite you to join me on my newest adventure – "Oceans of Love" – in which I move to a small farming village in the mountains of central Portugal and nothing goes as planned.
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One thought on “A Moment of Mountain Humor”
hahahhaa. Beautiful. It is this little things which gives us that priceless joy but we are so busy seeing the big picture that we forget what makes us smile.
Thank you for stopping by on my blog. Enjoy the day and keep smiling.
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