My First Trip to Tennessee

DottieCampbell By DottieCampbell, 31st May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is about my first trip to Tennessee. I lived in a town called Lafollette, just outside of Knoxville. I met some wonderful people there and had some great times.

My First Trip to Tennessee

I met these people at church camp. We became close friends. They told me they were from Tennessee. We kept in touch with each other that summer. They told me if I would send them a 100$ they would come and get me. I sent them the money. They came and got me. That was in May of 1991.

When Jack called out and said we were in Tennessee the first thing I pictured in my mind was myself standing in front of The Grand Ole Opry House. I
wasn't of course. Jack said after we rested, we would go to the broadcast.
It was a radio broadcast, a Christian broadcast at that. Jack told me I wouldn't see anyone. Well, when we got there the room was full of people. I had stage fright extremely bad.

However, I met the sweetest family you’d ever wanted to meet: Jack and Rose Bryant. I also met their daughter Sandy. We hit it off right away. Then one day Rose's other daughter came in. I told Rose that I would see her later. I would go and let her visit with her daughter. Rose's response was “Sit down! You're family!” She said “You're my granddaughter.”

I told her I was honored.

This was supposed to be a two-week vacation. It ended up being 7 years. I loved it there. I still do.

I am a die hard Tennessee Volunteers fan The vacation put me in a small town just a few miles from the campus, which was all the more to my liking.. I have been a Tennessee fan since I was a child. I used to fight with my brother over what game we were going to watch on the weekends just to see the Volunteers play. I love the Tennessee Vols. I once had the opportunity to play for the Lady Volunteers but my mom got sick and I had to pass it up to care for her. I don’t regret it but I often wish I had gone.


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author avatar DottieCampbell
I am a country girl. I love farm life although I live in the city now. I will always be a country girl at heart. My writing will reflect that. I am married to Chris Breva who is another wikinut.

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