School Portraits

School Portraits By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com They are often found in wallets and scrapbooks and serve as reminders of our school days. There was a time when cameras were rare and formal photos were seldom made, so school portraits taken at school were a big...

Fair Time in Knoxville, Tennessee!

Fair Time in Knoxville, Tennessee! By Ralphine Major The onset of fall brings to mind the Tennessee Valley Fair. For several days in early September, the fairgrounds are host to numerous rides and concerts, concession stands and crafts, and livestock and home-grown...

Summer’s Last Holiday

Summer’s Last Holiday By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com I never thought of it as a patriotic holiday until someone called it to my attention. Though it is somewhat different than Memorial Day and Fourth of July, what could be more American than a holiday...

UT’s Student Center

UT’s Student Center By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com The picture showed up in a batch of slides I recently converted to digital format. Many readers may recall the student center at The University of Tennessee Knoxville which was officially called the Carolyn P....

One Year Later

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It was a new, green highway sign along a beautiful stretch of rural road. I had seen the one posted on Tazewell Pike a few weeks ago shortly after the highway was dedicated, but I had not seen the road marker along East Emory...

Cloudburst Over Corryton

By Ralphine Major A look toward the sky often reveals amazing wonders. While spring brought us refreshing rains and the magnificent display of the synchronous fireflies, summer has brought us beautiful morning sunrises and glowing sunsets. There is nothing more...