Sunday, November 29, 2009

Harpeth Community Church

This is one of the new buildings for Harpeth Community Church. They are always having great seminars and workshops. And they now have a Friday night church service.
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Shopping

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we can concentrate on Christmas and that means shopping. The Factory is a great place for unique gifts.
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Night Out - HRH Dumplins

It will have to be Friday lunch out at this great little restaurant on Main Street. But it is worth it with the fabulous salads, soups, and daily specials. They have a great bakery with desserts and their rolls to take home and enjoy.
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day

Hopefully, this momma turkey and her two babies are still safe today. I hope that you and your family have a restful and joyful Thanksgiving. I am thankful for all your comments this year about my humble pictures from a town that I love and appreciate.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Visitor Center

Stop by here for all your brochures and information for Franklin and Williamson County. In 1839 the building was built for Dr McPhail's medical practice. It has been used by another doctor and then a Union headquarters during the Civil War.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Old Train

An old train outside the train depot which is now PD's.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Harmony Home

Harmony Home is a shop on 2nd Avenue downtown with a collection of unique home furnishings and gifts. They have a wide selection of custom upholstery furniture and will even come out and decorate your home.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Parish Prebyterian

Parish Prebyterian Church is on Third Avenue, downtown.
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Downtown Square

View of downtown buildings around the square.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Night Out - Franklin Mercantile Deli

Franklin Mercantile is a great deli in downtown Franklin. They are now open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. It's a great place to go for lunch. Love the interior look with mismatched tables and chairs. And now they also have wine!! It's all good here.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sweet and Sassy

So, I walked into Sweet and Sassy to get the silly bandz that my son was DYING for. The boys would not get out of the car. I didn't understand until I walked in the door and my jaw dropped. I have never been in this store since I have boys, but little did I realize what a wonderland for girls this was. It was packed with girly stuff. These party girls were ready for their runway debut. Yes, runway - a lighted disco type runway for little girls to strut. Their hair was curled, twisted, and sprayed. Maybe their was makeup. The salesgirl actually tried to tell me they have boy services. Yeah, right, sorry my boys aren't coming.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Big White House

Big white house out Hwy 96

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wee Little Door

There's a wee little door for the young ones to enter.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Yellow Chairs

Yellow chairs and more for sale at the Bagbey House Antique store on 2nd Avenue.
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Silly Bandz Craze

Have you heard about the new Silly Bandz craze? It has hit here big time. They are rubber bands shaped like animals, stars, dinosaurs, or other items. Kids wear them on their wrist and trade them. Just like beanie babies, Pokemon cards, or pet rocks I guess there will always be a new thing to come along and drive us nuts searching and collecting. They aren't as hard to find as Tickle Me Elmo. (remember, that one). And they aren't as expensive as add-a-bead necklaces (had those). And just like the other crazes they won't be around long.
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Night Out - 108 Grille

I have never been to this restaurant but think I need to go. It is located in the old jail built in 1905. They are a sports bar serving a unique mix of bar food. They also have a martini bar downstairs, a dart room, and have live music on some nights. Sounds like a fun place on a Friday night.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Amazing colors

The amazing colors of fall against a gorgeous blue sky.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Carter House - main house

This is the front of the Carter House. There is a two room basement which is where the family and friends stayed during the bloody five hour battle of the Civil War. Can you imagine sitting in a dark, dirt floor room while the house and property are being stormed by gunfire and cannons? As soon as the battle was over, the front rooms were used as a hospital right above the basement. The tour guide was very gruesome to explain how the blood ran down into the basement, and the amputations of the soldiers piled up at the window by the basement.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

War Wounds

This is the back of the field office at the Carter House property. The holes are from bullets received during the Civil War. This is said to be the most damaged building still standing from the Civil War. There are over 1,000 bullet holes on the property. There is also holes from cannons used that day.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Carter House

This is the Carter House property. A major portion of the Battle of Franklin was fought here. The buildings from left are the main house, a farm office, a smokehouse, and a slave house. This slave house was moved to the property several years ago. The other buildings are original to the property.
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sidewalk draped with color

Picturesque sidewalk draped with fall colors downtown.
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Night Out - Monell's

This is Monell's located at Lillie Belle's historic house. They started in Nashville and have expanded to the surrounding area. This restaurant has family style dining. The bowls of southern food are passed around the table. They have a variety of salads, vegetables, and meat dishes. Of course, they have fried chicken and desserts daily. Receptions, parties, and other events are held as well.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kettle Corn

Have you ever had this kettle corn? It is mostly sold at festivals where it is cooked up hot and fresh in a big copper pot. They make popcorn and coat it with a sugar syrup and salt. It is the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Firemen aren't so scary

The firemen visited our preschool for fire safety week. Kids get scared in a fire when they see someone dressed like this coming at them. So we show that a fireman is still just a guy dressed up. Maybe one day this will save a child's life.
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