Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock The photo above is an aerial view of Chimney Rock, North Carolina, and in the distance you can see Lake Lure.  I have vacationed in that area on several occasions, as has my son Harold and his family. It is less than a two-hour drive from his home. Lake Lure It is a […]

Cape Hatteras

Cape Hatteras   I am a Tar Heel born and bred.  Though I have lived outside its borders for many years, I still love the Old North State and like to write about it. The following is a description of one of its familiar landmarks. Cape Hatteras is situated on the Outer Banks, a line […]

Silent Sam

Final arrangements were recently concluded for the disposition of the statue Silent Sam, a memorial to the thousands of North Carolinians who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.  Silent Sam had been ripped from his pedestal on the University of North Carolina campus during a demonstration in 2018.  Recently, many other Confederate monuments […]

Get Out of Here!

  In 1978 my brother Branch Fields lost his dear wife Ruth to cancer.  They had celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary earlier that year. In 1979 Branch came east to visit family and friends in North Carolina, and he also managed to spend a few days with us in Columbia, Maryland.  We really enjoyed his […]