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  1. Rocky Top Lady
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    Rocky Top Lady Life is Good!

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    About a month ago I stumbled in to this place and I have spent the last month "lurking" and getting to know everyone. I have decided to make it official and step out into the light!

    A quick intro: I am a 47 year old married woman. I was born and raised in East Tennessee, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. I am a Christian Conservative, but I won't try to force either onto you. I am "Mi-Mi" to one precious granddaughter who is 6.

    I am the mother of one son. He was born 7/4/83, and I had him for 23 years and 11 months. He drowned 6/4/2007 at the Sinks in the GSMNP. I am still trying to learn to live in this new "normal" and I learn something new about grief every day.

    I am relatively new to political debate and I look forward to learning from each of you in the political arena. I have many interests and opinions, and I look forward to getting to know each of you!

    Thank you to whoever established this site for everyone to come and discuss so many different topics. What a wonderful place!
     
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    Welcome from Arkansas. Sorry about your son. It's a wound that never heals.
     
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    Welcome!

    Sorry about your loss. Grief is so very complex.
     
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    Welcome. Sorry to hear about the loss of your son. :(

    You might like it here.

    You probably know me. My name is xotoxi.

    I'm generally thought of as the best poster on USMB.

    (A hint for you: anyone who disagrees with the above statement...they're a liar and you can disavow anything that they ever say.)
     
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    AVG-JOE American Mutt Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't mind the X-man, he is pretty funny and relatively harmless.... every family as dysfunctional as ours has at least one.

    Welcome to the sandbox!!
     
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    :welcome:
     
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    You claim to be from Tennesee. Got a link for that? Ha, Ha

    Welcome, I look forward to your input.
     
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    Hi and welcome. I lived in Maryville/Alcoa in the mid-70's. Spent many many days in the Smokies! :D

    Yes, the waters there can be treacherous. I almost drowned swimming to a waterfall. So sorry about your son.
     
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    welcome, sorry to hear about your son.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n9prNixjbg]YouTube - Osborne Brothers - Rocky Top[/ame]
     
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    Welcome aboard.

    My condolences on the loss of your son. I cannot even imagine the path you've been down. I can't imagine trying to adjust to a "new normal" like the one you're adjusting to.

    I wish there was something I could do or say to make things right for you, but the only thing that would do that would be to give you your son back, and that simply is not within my power. If it were, it would have been done long, long ago.

    *hugs*

    Jeny
     

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