Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Snow in the Hollow

Snow blankets the hollow

Dear Sweet Reader,

The hollow is a thing of beauty draped in the finery of fluffy white snow. We here at the Gazette will share images of this beauty as we post some of the residents snapshots. Be careful out there...we don't want any broken bones.


"Snow flakes are kisses from heaven." Unknown



Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Breaking Up Christmas


Dear Sweet Reader,


Have you gotten your Christmas tree down and stored away? I still see a few trees peeking from houses in the hollow. 




Mace Cutshaw told me he liked to keep his outdoor lights up for a few weeks after Christmas and New Year's to keep the warm and fuzzy feelings the holidays brought close to his heart.I guess by next week all signs of the season will be packed up along with all the sweet memories that were made. In the gazette below you will see how Christmas was enjoyed as long as possible before the dark winter took hold of the hollow.


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Late New Years


Dear Sweet Readers,

I hope each of you had a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year! 

Owing as to the Gazette print machine needed serious repairs, and the parts were all the way in Virginia, we had to skip a few volumes. So we're catching up now!


Thistledown Hollow Gazette
January 2023
Vol. 3

Thursday, December 22, 2022

All of Christmas


by Dee Dee Parker


Dear Sweet Reader,

I hope you are enjoying the beauty of this magical season. 

Whether you find yourself surrounded by family or facing the holidays without your loved ones, may the poem below encourage you.

I pray for blessings for you this holiday season.

Dee Dee 



Friday, November 13, 2020

All Around the Hollow-A Fall Photo Album

by Dee Dee Parker



Dear Sweet Reader,

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall season.








Chessie Fields said her maple trees were beautiful this year and she thought God was just showing out. I agree! 



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy July 4th

by Dee Dee Parker
Happy 4th Thistledown Hollow
Dear Sweet Readers, 

Starting at 11:00 am at the fork of Rushie Creek, you know, where the little island is, we will be filling up both banks with family and friends. Come earlier if you want a great spot.  At 12:30 on the east side of the creek, we will start the line for feasting with friends. Everyone bring a meat and 2 sides. Desserts count as a side.