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Bloggers PhotoA bona fide country girl, a hillbilly diva, E.J. Smith always comes back to her beautiful East Tennessee mountains and now she's here to stay. The woods are her favorite place: walking dirt roads or woodland trails to see what God has done. Searching out and watching wildflowers, some rare, all amazing!
The love of my life is my daughter. She came to me when she was two and I was thirty-seven; best move of my life and she will always be the cherry on my sundae!
E.J. lives with her man and the cutest mini schnauser
who ever lived. Keeps us young!
The most important person in my life was my uncle, who died In November, 2010. Died? Actually, he went Home, a goal he had worked on for most of his life.
You will meet him in her poems and stories.
Like you, E.J. has her share of troubles, but has learned not to "sweat the small stuff" and Life is Good!

Talkin' to Joe

Blog Posted:9/19/2011 5:51:00 AM

Number 2 in the Uncle Joe series:

Talkin' to Joe

Remember the day we were playing

"Cowboys and Indians" in the barn?

Bert was sittin' on the three-legged stool

Milkin' the old cow.

Sam or you

(Never me, I was always innocent)

Poked that old cow in the butt

With a tobacco stick.

Oh what a shout Bert let out!

We flew to Granny and you yelled

Hide us quick, Mama,

That old man's gonna kill us!

She stuffed us under the

"Company room" bed.

We could always count on her!

Before we go any further, allow me to introduce the people I write about:

Uncle Joe: 4 yrs. older than the poet, raised on a small farm near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Joe was born with Down syndrome, but his gifts much more than his "disability".

Jane or "Miss Emily": me, the poet

Sam: my younger brother and Joe's nephew

Viva: my mother, Joe's sister-in-law.

Chattie or "Granny": Joe's mother, our grandmother

Bert: Joe's father, our step-grandfather.

Hugh: Joe's older brother, our dad.

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  1. Date: 9/19/2011 10:41:00 AM
    This was fun to read E.J. I probably would have been the one behind the tobacco stick had I been a part of your playful crowd. lol Good one! CR

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  1. Date: 9/19/2011 10:03:00 AM
    A a great childhood you had Emily. Great memories. Love, Joyce

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  1. Date: 9/19/2011 8:59:00 AM
    What a sweet sounding family you have E.J and a lovely poem xx

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My Past Blog Posts

Date Posted: 9/20/2011 8:19:00 PM
Talkin' to Joe
Date Posted: 9/19/2011 5:51:00 AM
Everyone Needs an Uncle Joe
Date Posted: 9/18/2011 7:07:00 AM

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