One year ago, my heart slowed. I could barely walk room to room in my own home. After the resynchronization of my heart pump, one year later, I found myself out and about, wanting to walk.
Lake Chatuge is a control dam and a hydroelectric dam on the Hiwassee River owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority. They built the damn in the early 1940s. The dam impounds this 7,000 acre lake that shores on the North Carolina - Georgia state lines.
Memory came back to me of a special boat trip in 2005 with my Simpson cousin Kathleen Larsen and her family, with my son Tim, his wife and children and with my sister Dorothy and with our dear Aunt Mozelle. On that day we navigated all of
Lake Chatuge on the N. C. side and all of the Hiwassee River to the far side of the town Hiawassee on the Georgia side.
Photo above taken on Hiwassee River at the point where it leaves Lake Chatuge at Chatuge Dam.
These photos were taken as I walked with Tim along the banks of the Hiwassee River as it flows past what
remains of the Indian Town of Quanasee (in site of present day Hayesville.)
Photos taken at the historical site of Spike Buck Mound,
in sight of present day Hayesville, NC,
Spike Buck Mound at what was once Quanasee.
Lynn planned a March Forth on March 4th program. I know she was trying to encourage me to keep walking, but the challenge for me was that I had to go someplace I had never been before. A friend told me about Mission Dam in Clay County. We went there for a walk.
The Hiwassee River as it flowed along beside the river road was a magnificent sight to see. That is