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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Special Gift - A special Day for those of us Above the Frost Line

Friend Peri Gordon-Flohr arrives on Cherry Mountain from far away, bringing a gift to our family.
The gift, a complete surprise, is my granddaughter and a great granddaughter, Sarah and Savannah. (Jeff's daughter and his granddaughter who born after his passing.)

Tim explains to Savannah how he is Savannah's Uncle Tim.

Sunrise on September 5, 2010
"I'll meet you at the bear cave."

"Where is the bear cave, Mama?"

Sarah and Savannah at the bear cave.
"Happy Birthday Uncle Tim."

September 5, 2010 - yes, a special day.

And now we're dashing to Asheville
to that famous book store -Malaoprops.

Yes, that's us reflected in the hub cap of the dashing car.


Lunch with family

and with friends.

Tim, out and about in Asheville.
Happy Birthday, Tim.

The sun shines over Asheville. Lynn or Nancy might say "the son shines over Asheville."


September 6. 2010

Savannah places flowers on her grandfather's memorial place. Look at the sunlight or"sonlight" as Lynn or Nancy might say.

A Special Gift - A special Day for those Above the Frost Line.


My Carolina Kitchen said...

Nancy, you have a lovely family and how wonderful for you to have them visit. Looks like everyone was having a super time.

Love the red convertible. You were definitely riding in style.

Lisa said...

Lovely post .. I feel as if I've just spent the day with you and your beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

great pictures and a nice story, Nancy.

Judy Roney said...

I am so touched by your beautful family and the incredible place you live, above the frost line. :) You are blessed.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thanks Judy, It is good to hear from you. I am happy to know you saw this particular post. I thought of you and the loss of your own son so many times as I posted it.

I am proud of you and the development with your poetry. You did not get the private reply should have received. But I can tell you I see an accomplished, finished poem. It will be posted here very soon. Two other posts are being made now. So much is happening, every day. I can't catch up with all the time I lost last year, but I seem to be trying very hard to do just that. It is a good time to be living and growing.

Anonymous said...

Hey Nancy, I enjoyed Rosemary's, Betty's and Maren's poem. Also, it was nice to see your family and that lovely little granddaughter. She's a beautiful little thing. Not to mention that lovely rose that keeps on blooming. And of course your book which I'm so proud of for you. I really do like it and the cover is exceptional. All the best, Glenda Barrett