Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Thomas Wolfe Ghost Story and Now It is War!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

coneflowerscopyrightedConeflowers     Original 24″x30″ Oil Painting       $1470

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blueridgewildflowcopyrightBlue Ridge Wildflowers  Original Painting has been Sold

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pathrockykcopyrightPath to Rock Castle Gorge in the Evening   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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Thomas Wolfe Ghost Story

According to the site ,Ghost Stories of Asheville, NC, there are so specific ghost stories about Thomas Wolfe’s home at 52 Market Street but people have reported some strange goings on there. A man sitting in a rocking chair has been seen and a woman in the dining room has also been there. 

Also a face peering from the upstairs window has been seen and on occasion there are sounds of a typewriter.

Also at Riverside Cemetery where Thomas Wolfe is buried a phantom Confederacy regiment is seen marching in formation.  Could this be the one that was preparing for Civil War Asheville Battle that took place in 1865?

I got these stories from Ghost Stories of Asheville, NC.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

My husband has told me repeatedly not to kill the ants.  The drops with poison they are lapping up while they play cards are to be sent back to annihilate the nest.  Well, I don’t think the drops are working and we both are wondering if they have built up an immunity to the poison. 

I decided yesterday to stop feeding them.  They can go set up their gaming tables somewhere else.  Today there is a significant decrease in their numbers but I am catching a few trying to get to the food in the cabinets.  One of them had the nerve to crawl on my bread machine that is currently making bread!

That’s it!  Now it is war!  I will kill every one I see.  If they can’t leave my house on their own volition then they will leave feet first!

 

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Haunted Bridge, and What am I going to do with the Two Gallons I Ordered?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

tugglecopyrightTuggles Gap  Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting       $2425

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riverview (1)River View Reflections    Original 30″x 40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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Helen’s Bridge

Helen’s bridge is located in Beaucatcher mountain in Asheville, North Carolina.  Supposedly a woman hung herself there after losing her daughter in a fire.  Now she wanders around the mountain in a long  dress asking people if they have seen her daughter.  Strange things happen on the bridge.

Many people have reported car trouble on the bridge or right after  crossing it.  Others have reported seeing strange monstrous, dark things coming out of the woods.  Watch out!

I found this ghost story on Ghost Stories of Asheville, North Carolina.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I have said before, I love to laugh.  I had a hilarious father and am married to a hilarious guy.  Their humor is different but I like both styles!  I remember one day when I was a teenager my father cracked up my mother and me right before he took off for work.

She said she kept him around for laughs!

I miss him very much!

My husband keeps me laughing now and I look for opportunities to come up with some of my own humor.

The other night we were watching TV and there was a commercial about some sort of rejuvenating face mask all over the advertisers face.  Clyde said he was so glad that I didn’t spend time with  goop on my face or cucumbers on my eyes.

I became alarmed and asked him what I was going to do with the two gallons of face mask I ordered?  One for me and one for him!

He wasn’t amused but I thought it was a pretty good quip!

 

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Haunted School, and They Look so Different!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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Tea Time  Original 12″x16″ Oil Painting    $384

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TWO OF MY FAVORITE STILL LIFES!

 

Haunted School near Asheville, North Carolina

In the 1970’s The Clyde Irwin High School was built just outside Asheville, North Carolina. What was left of the Old County Home Graveyard was dug up to make room for the school.  The remains from the Potter’s Field were moved across the street and buried under wooden crosses.  The spirits must not have liked the move as there are strange goings on since the transfer. Janitors that work the night shift at the school refuse to relate the strange incidents they witness!

Unmarked graves are said to still be beneath the Potters Field overlooking the School.

I found this ghost story on Local Ghost Stories of Asheville, North Carolina website! Great website!

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

We continue to battle the big black ants and the small ones.  I guess they don’t like each other because the big black ones stay on the slips of paper in one part of the the counter and the small ones are in another section.  I guess they are worried about fist fights.

Anyway, when we first put out the slips of paper with the poison they  all sat around in a perfect circle, laughing and shooting the breeze.   Now there aren’t any perfect circles – just partial arcs and I have seen some ants look like they are about to fall of the paper on the ledges.  Could it be they are drunk with all that glucose and can’t find their way back to the nest?

Still, I don’t see them waltzing through the shelves and getting into the food supply so I can’t really complain that much, but I like writing about them!

I hope you enjoyed paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Biltmore Ghosts and The Word Man gets Published Again!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

mtlakeevecopyrightMountain Lake Shadows   Original 23″x30″ Oil Pastel Painting   $1380

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This was the setting for the hit movie, Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze!

 

housechesterbrookcopyrightHome on Chesterbrook Road   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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Biltmore Ghosts

 

A while back I wrote about some ghostly activity at the Biltmore Estate.  Yesterday I found out that there was a lot more to the story!

Back in 1914, George W. Vanderbilt died from complications from a surgery he had for appendicitis. His wife was extremely upset. So late at night, in the Library, she would sit in front of the large marble fireplace, and talk with George though he was never really there.

Her servants started to think she was losing her mind. To this day, late at night you can still hear her voice talking with George very softly. Also, you can feel George’s presence in the Billiard Room, and the 2nd floor Oak Sitting room, one of his favorite rooms in the mansion.

During rainy late nights, George would sit and read. Workers report feelings of being watched, apparitions, voices, laughing, & screams. A headless orange cat has been seen by numerous visitors roaming the area between the Gardens and the Bass pond. The Pool Room is also a focal point of unexplainable events. The sound of people swimming echoes throughout the entire lower floor in the dead of night.

Insane laughter can be heard coming from the drain at the bottom of the pool. It is said to be haunted by a lady in black. Employees report hearing footsteps on the second floor. It’s $10 for the small tour and $50 for the full tour of the house. But be sure you stay CLOSE to the guide. Odds are, there will only be 3 or 4 people touring with you.

I got this story from The Blue Ridge Parkway Guide online publication

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

The Word Man does it again!  This time He got a poem published in the San Pedro River Review fall issue!  The name of the poem is “Gigging and it will be in print!

 

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