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Four generations of Bunches gathered to celebrate milestone birthdays. They are pictured left to right on the back row is Rev. Hubert Bunch, Mike Bunch, Todd Bunch and Cynthia (Bunch) Stinnett.  Pictured on the front row are Hunter Bunch, Cannon Bunch, Connor Bunch, and David Stinnett.

The family gathered at the home of Marc and Cynthia (Bunch) Stinnett to recognize the milestone birthdays of three generations of Bunches. Rev. Hubert Bunch celebrated his 80th birthday in February. He married Betty (Harbin) Bunch in 1949. At the age of 21, he began preaching. He has served as pastor of nine area Baptist churches. They include Macedonia, Fair Field, Morningside, Central, Calvue, Cedar Creek, Robinson Creek, Holts, and Holston. Rev. Bunch was also manager of Bradley’s Hardware until he retired. Betty worked until retirement in the shoe department of J.C. Penny’s in the old Plaza shopping center. Hubert and Betty have one son, Mike. Page 4

Mike Bunch celebrated his 60th birthday in May. He is married to Darlene (Hurst) Bunch. They have two children, Todd and Cynthia. Mike was a contractor in the Morristown area during the 70’s and 80’s. He was president of the Morristown Home Builders Association in 1979 and retired from FedEx in 2006. He and his wife own and operate Douglas Lake Campground. Retirement has provided him with more time to fish and spend with grandchildren and to enjoy farming with his son, Todd. Todd Bunch will celebrate his 40th birthday in July. He is married to Krista (Belcher) Bunch. They have three children, Hunter, Connor and Cannon. • To advertise or to submit story ideas, call 423-748-7771 •

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Todd is the production manager at Team Technologies in Morristown. He and his family also own and operate Bunch Angus Farms in White Pine. He has been featured in Progressive Farmer and Successful Farmer magazines for his use of new and innovated farming practices. In 2007, Todd was awarded Farmer of the Year by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The next generation of Bunches, shown in the four generations photo, are farmers too. Connor Bunch is president of the 4-H club at Talbott Elementary. He will be showing his sheep this year through 4-H. Cannon is proud of his donkey, Zoro, which he helps take care of and rides. David Stinnett has four cows and enjoys raising and baling hay. Hunter Bunch is on the cheerleading team for Jefferson County High School. She has cheered on All-Star competitive cheerleading teams who have won multiple national championships and has appeared on ESPN. Whether they are cheering or farming, the Bunches know that family and faith in God is what it’s all about. They have a strong family bond and enjoy any opportunity to be together to celebrate and share family memories.


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Three generations of the Bunch family celebrated milestone birthdays. Pictured left to right are Rev. Hubert Bunch who celebrated his 80th birthday in February, his son, Mike Bunch, celebrated his 60th birthday in May and his grandson, Todd Bunch will celebrate his 40th in July.

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Remembering Morristown’s Historical Movie Theater Treasures

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Even before Davy Crockett’s parents set up a humble tavern in 1794, people have travelled to the Morristown, TN area to seek a better life for themselves and their families. When the city of Morristown was chartered in 1855 there were already many businesses along Main Street and among them were places and houses where people could enjoy musical performances, debates, theatrical performances, storytelling and other forms of entertainment. Soon after the Civil War, Morristown travelling minstrel and vaudeville shows were highly sought after forms of entertainment here. The McFarland Opera House was the first official performance arts center and was built in 1892 on the corner of S. Cumberland Street and East Main by William McFarland, Col James G. Rose (whom Rose Center is named after), J. Floyd Goodson (JFG Coffee founder) and a Mr. Blair. It was a spectacular place and quickly became a destination of fine culture, parties, dances, operatic and musical performances. The building also housed Mr. Goodson’s store, and a Millinery shop which made and sold beautiful ladies hats. That building unfortunately burned down in 1913 and Morristown’s tallest building

Fess Parker at the Princess Theater downtown Morristown.

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was constructed in its place three years later which we call the Commerce Bank building today. The first movie theater in Morristown started out in 1894 as a vaudeville venue and was called “The Wonderland Theater.” It was located at 204 W. Main Street where “Main Street Collectibles” is today. Sometime in the early 1900’s The Wonderland was equipped with a hand cranked arc type movie projector and the silent films were often accompanied by an organist or some other type of music. The Wonderland as best as we can determine operated from 1894 thru 1925 and perhaps its name was changed then to The Strand Theater which was owned by the Crescent Amusement Company. The Princess Theater (1925-1980) located on the corner of W. Main Street and Henry (present day Java Garden) downtown was undoubtedly the king of all Morristown’s historical theaters. The fancy art deco style theater eventually boosted a whopping 693 seats including the balcony space and was known as the finest theater in all of East Tennessee back in its heyday. Ben Hur was one of the first movies shown here, along with the Adventures of Tarzan, and Walt Disney’s third animated film “Steamboat Willie” (1928. Area residents still reminisce over the movies they enjoyed at the Princess. Shoot Em Up Westerns in the late 30s-50s. Fes Parker (Walt Disney’s Davy Crockett) made a live appearance at the Princess during the 1955 Centennial celebration. The Ten Commandments, Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, Star Wars and numerous other classics helped whisk away moviegoers to another time and place. What a shame this beautiful building was left to decay by neglect and was torn down. We need to protect our historical treasures for future generations. • To advertise or to submit story ideas, call 423-748-7771 •

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The Ritz Theatre sported 318 seats from late 1930’s–1940 until at least 1956. It was located beside the Daily Gazette Mail building on Main Street which unfortunately was demolished due to neglect in 2010. The Ritz was a first class theater when it opened in the 1930s but toward the end was nicknamed of “The Rat Hole” due to the rats reportedly eating movie goers popcorn during the show. Many of Morristown’s older residents still tell stories about their parents asking them to go to The Princess rather than the Ritz but they would go to the Ritz for 10 cents and have money left over for popcorn and a drink rather than paying 25 cents for a latest release movie at The Princess. Wow, imagine 10 cents for a movie, how times have changed!

College Square Mall is a state of the art modern theater, but who could forget the Drive-In Movie Theaters? Oh what fun! The Skyline Drive-In (1954-1961) later named the Marbro on the East side of Morristown and the Sunset Drive-In Theater (1968-1985) on the West side near where Applebee’s is located.

Other notable movie houses include; The Capri Theater located in Sky City and The Volunteer Twin. Today, the new Carmike Cinema 12 at the Many thanks to Larry Hobby with the Hamblen County Historical Archives, for researching the Princess Theatre picture shown in this article to determine the date as 1940. Mr. Hobby has a passion for all things historical in our county and is currently working on a new pictorial history book for the Archives and is seeking old pictures. If you have pictures to share please contact Larry at 423-200-6268 The author of this article, Darrell Williams serves as the president of the Downtown Morristown Association, owner of the Fret Store and a partner in the new Downtown Morristown Historical Museum and Tennessee Tall Tales Emporium which will open this summer at 181 W. Main Street. The museum is seeking antiques, artifacts and Morristown memorabilia as well as donations. Contact Jim McGhee at 423-438-1023 or Darrell at 423-312-4752 to make a donation or place your items on loan for display at the museum. The museum will also serve as a storytelling venue keeping the 150+ year tradition of live entertainment on Main Street.

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Crossroads Festival of Western Legends

Crossroads Development Partnership is dedicated to the preservation,  revitalization and  economic development of our downtown area.  We were able to learn a lot of life's lessons from thirty minutes with a cowboy;   decency, dependability, responsibility, honesty, work ethic, honor and how they made  cities out of the barren West. We decided a Western themed event for just those reasons.

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From Morristown, to the French Riviera Ryan Doherty,18 from Morristown, is currently a rising sophomore at Washington & Lee University in Virginia, which he attends as a recipient of the Johnson Scholarship program. Currently, Ryan studies biology and French with the hopes of continuing on to medical school and having a career in medicine... read below as Ryan invites us along on his journey to the French Riviera and how he traveled across the globe to learn things about his home here in Morristown that he may never had known otherwise.

they went about their daily lives, I saw what I had missed up to that point in the United States. For the first time, I felt what it was like to be a unique part of a whole—one small but special piece in the cultural machinery of the world.

Now that I have returned to the place where I have lived nearly all my life, I recognize both its familiarity and foreignness. My relationship with Morristown has changed because my time spent abroad, but that in no way means I am any less fond of it. On the contrary, I more closely recognize it now for what it is— one of many places in the world with a distinctive culture and atmosphere, without which I would never have had the baseMy interest in other cultures and places has line I used to experience what I found on my sojourn to Nice. always been present, in spite of the fact that, throughout my childhood, I never had the opportunity to go abroad. I was both born and raised in Morristown, and as such, had little idea of other parts of the world except what books could tell me. Fortunately, in high school I began taking French, and continued in this at my university. It is because of this that I was able to take part in a program wherein students of French could attend a school in Nice for one month. Thus, in April of this year, I found myself on an airplane for Nice, Côte d’Azur. It has been said that the French Riviera is more like a separate country than a part of France. After having lived there for one month, it appears to me moreover that it belongs to all nations. French, German, Austrian, Polish, Russian, Czech, Brazilian, and Saudi Arabian could be used to describe what can be found in Nice and its environs. Far more than just being ‘cosmopolitan,’ it is a place where nationality backgrounds become almost ridiculously complex while still maintaining each of their individual components. For example, in my apartment also lived a Lichtenstein-Russian and next to me in class sat a Slovaki-Polish girl. Being from the ubiquitous ambiguous-American background myself, I felt both intimidated and intrigued by these complex classifications for people. In spite of all the extreme differences I observed among the people I encountered in Nice, the Americans were universally regarded as the most ‘foreign.’ The Poles may have worn odd clothes, the Swiss may have had comical accents, and the Czechs may have had the most elegant manners, but the Americans were always the most curious type. We were the ones with the most puzzling stereotypes, the oddest clothes, and the country that felt the most remote to other people, regardless of the many American influences to be found in Nice. I was genuinely surprised to hear a Croatian boy in my class tell me, “Of course we hear about the United States, but when I want to experience something different from my own culture, I take the train for four hours and I find myself in a place entirely different from Zagreb.” Being brought up in the fine old stock-American tradition, I had always subconsciously imagined our country as the center of some finite universe. As I learned rather quickly, while the world is not quite infinite, it is far too large for someone to experience thoroughly in a lifetime. For a large portion of the world, life goes on without the United States of America, much in the same way that life continues here without the latest news of Serbia, and Hungary, and Sweden. While I may be anything but self-righteous, I found this quite a humbling experience. However, in losing a portion of my false self-importance, I found I could more easily start to understand the other countries and cultures from which these people I had come to know, came. From my experience living in the South of France for a month, getting to know the city of Nice and its people as Hello! Morristown.... Where you’ll find your friends, family & neighbors, are more interesting than you think!

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Former UT Vols Kicker Husband, Father and Missionary to Africa You never know where following the Lord’s direction in your life may take you! A pastor’s family may be called to preach in many different churches, and not surprisingly, even on other continents. Young Alan Duncan moved to Mombasa, Kenya in 1965 at the age of six when his father, a pastor in Knoxville, received his calling to serve as a Southern Baptist missionary. Alan was enrolled in a British primary school for his first three years in Kenya. Every three years, the Duncan family went on furlough/long leave back to Tennessee. After their first furlough, Alan returned to Kenya, and attended school for American missionary children, until he graduated in 1976. During that period, he played soccer and rugby, but he also became a University of Tennessee football fan while watching the Volunteers play football during his family’s furlough in 1972-73, his ninth grade year. He returned to Kenya for the 10-12th grade, and wrote a letter to the coach, Bill Battle, when he was a senior in high school, asking for the opportunity to play for Tennessee. The coach allowed Duncan to walk-on as a kicker and over time, he became known by John Ward as the “Swahili Sidewinder.” He eventually earned a starting position for the Vols from 1978-1980. Alan was active in the Baptist Campus Ministries while attending UT. He made a good friend, Chris Ogle, who introduced Alan to his sister, Andrea, during her junior year at Greeneville High School. Alan was busy with his football and study commitments, and Andrea was involved in basketball, track, volleyball, was a majorette in the band, and church pianist. She later attended UT as a music major. After several years of their family friendship, they began to date, and were married in 1980. Page 10

Alan was drafted in the 7th round by the Philadelphia Eagles, and fulfilled a lifelong dream, playing several years with the Memphis Showboats in the USFL. Andrea and Alan spent the USFL off-season in Jefferson City, helping coach the kickers at CarsonNewman College, working with local high school FCAs, and met Pastor Richard Emmert from Manley Baptist Church. The Duncans began to attend Manley Baptist, and served in the youth, college, and single’s ministries there from 1984-86. The Duncans moved to Cleveland, TN in 1986, where Alan served as Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church. The Duncans long term calling was to prepare and serve as missionaries with the Southern Baptist’s International Mission Board. Meanwhile they continued to serve the church and work in student and sport ministries. Andrea was the church’s pianist, taught piano at home and they reared three daughters: Betsy, Chrissy, and Beth Ann, for 6 years in Cleveland. Curt was born in Greeneville, in 1991, a few months before the family left to serve as missionaries in South Africa. It was April 1992 when the Duncan family took a 36-hour plane flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. After studying the language of Xhosa for a year, they eventually moved to the Port Elizabeth (1.3 million population), where they would spend 16 years working with students, sports teams and African church leaders. The family ministered together at a school for the disabled, specifically deaf children and those with cerebral palsy. The Duncan children attended public schools, where they studied in three languages: Afrikaans (Dutch influence), English, and Xhosa (a language that uses clicks in many words). Much of the area around Port Elizabeth was poverty-stricken, with many of the people living in townships or “squatter camps”. These areas developed during and after the years of racial segregation imposed by the former white-only government in South Africa. After the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, and the first free elections in 1995, many of the tribal Xhosa people moved to the cities to get and find jobs. Those moving to the urban center made homes in areas where they could find open, unoccupied property. They built their homes out of walls made from wood scraps, and zinc was used for roofs, if available. Alan and Andrea ministered in the squatter camps where unemployment was 60%80%. Alarmingly, statistic show that 30% of the population is estimated to be HIV+ in Port Elizabeth’s poverty-stricken areas, but • To advertise or to submit story ideas, call 423-748-7771 •

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there is still a social stigma to having AIDS. Families will not say their members have died of AIDS, but will claim it was TB, pneumonia, or some other disease that would eventually be caught due to a person’s immune deficiency related to the AIDS virus. The Duncans worked in schools, bringing church teams from the US, and training national leaders. They taught sports clinics, life skills classes, and built relationships with teachers and principals in the local schools, mainly through coaching sports, helping with music, and leading school assemblies. The teams coming in from Baptist churches in the USA, were able to speak freely in classrooms, school assemblies, and make a lasting impression on the youth of this area of South Africa. One team was even invited to lead one of our “True Love Waits” trainings, where they spoke to an entire school, meeting in a Hindu Temple fellowship hall. This was the only place in the community where they could hold all the students! They were free to share about their relationship with Christ, using the platform of treating our bodies as the place where Christ resides in our hearts. The Duncan children played the South African sports such as water polo, cricket, soccer and field hockey on their school teams. However, the couple noticed that basketball courts began being built all around city of Port Elizabeth. The NBA had begun to show its highlight show each week on African television, and interest in this new sport with no history in this country so long divided by race, began to bring youth of all cultures together. The game’s emerging popularity caused the Duncans to start basketball clinics to help teach the African youth the USA’s famous winter/spring sport, while ministering to them, using the model of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The Duncans served in Port Elizabeth for 16 years, but were asked by the International Mission Board to move back to the USA in 2008 to fill a new role created by their mission agency. The family moved to Morristown, attend Manley Baptist Church, where Alan has an office, and Andrea plays the piano. They love living in this area of East Tennessee. Our friends and co-workers have helped pray us through a period of serious illness in our family over the past two years.

Their stateside missions assignment is to help train and connect our Southern Baptist churches with the more than 5000 plus missionaries serving with the International Mission Board in countries around the world. They focus on churches in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and the GREAT state of TENNESSEE! Their mission organization has committed to cooperatively using it’s resources to share Christ’s grace and salvation with the more than 1.5 Billion people in the world who have no access the Good News of Christ’s love and forgiveness. Whether in South Africa or connecting churches to people groups around the world, Alan shares that, “People don’t care what you know, until they know that your care!” The Duncan girls have each completed their college educations at UT. Betsy, a high school teacher in NC, finished with a degree in Mathematics, is married and expecting the family’s first grandchild. Beth Ann, recently married, will be completing her Master sin Education at UT in the coming year. Chrissy, engaged to David Williams, has just completed her nursing degree, and will be beginning work at UT Medical Center. Their son, Curt, was a 2010 graduate of Morristown West, where he played tennis, soccer and football. He is currently a placekicker on the football team at Carson-Newman, where he is studying to prepare for the ministry.

Alan Duncan is thankful for God’s grace in his life. This grace provided his salvation, a wife who has served with their family around the world, a growing family who love the Lord, and the privilege of sharing his faith with others, beginning in his home. He realizes it is all due to the unconditional and undeserved love of Christ, that is available to all. What more could a father ask!

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The Only Barber Shop Opened 7 Days A Week At Ledford’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop you’ll find... hot lather shaves, straight razors, hot towels, flat tops, people sitting around talking sports, playing checkers. Come see us today • Walk-ins always welcome.

What Our Clients Say... I am a frequent customer of the shop, everyone is really friendly and the shop is laid-back. Me and my two sons, James and Eli, ages 13 and 6, get our haircuts here, we wouldn’t go anywhere else. ~ Scottie Seals Being a local police officer I like the convenient location in the mall and most of all, since I have a very hectic schedule, I never have to worry about an appointment... walk-ins are always welcome and Bobby does a good job on the military style haircuts. ~ Paul Pressley Bobby Ledford, Bryant Ledford, Brittany Shrewsberry, and Gary Helton Page 12 • To advertise or to submit story ideas, call 423-748-7771 •

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When Bobby Ledford was just a little fellow, during the summers his papaw took him to get a haircut every nine to ten days at the old Howard’s Barber Shop, then located downtown. During the school year, they went to the barber every Saturday and sometimes after school. His papaw had an account with the barber to pay for the services the following week. Bobby lived about three blocks away from the barber school and loved the idea of becoming a barber to continue his childhood tradition for other kids to experience. After some time in the trucking industry and being honorably discharged from the United Stated Navy, Bobby attended barber school and received his license. Little did Bobby know, that not only was he creating memories for other kids to enjoy the “old-fashioned barber shop” atmosphere but his future son would also carry the genes to become a barber. Bobby’s son, Bryant, went to salons for a haircut with his mamaw when he was growing up. His mother started cutting his hair when he turned ten years old. At the age of fourteen, his father started barber school and cut the teen’s hair. Bryant stayed with his dad over the summers and loved listening to dear ole dad talking to people and conversing about sports and everything else under the sun. When his dad cut people’s hair, Bryant was intrigued with his dad’s interests in people and decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. Bryant took cosmetology in high school for a semester, but began to doubt the career choice. His father said, “Son, just stick it out. You might like it.” So Bryant decided he wanted to continue with the program and enjoyed the path he was beginning. Having graduated in May of 2009, Bryant started barbering in August of the same year. He is now twenty-one years old and the youngest barber in Morristown. Bobby takes pride in his craft and in the detailed work he does for his clients and has instilled the same characteristics in his son, Bryant. His eighteen-year-old daughter, Julia, and youngest son, Nathan, 16, are also “headed” in the same direction of continuing the family business. These days Bobby has the great honor of being the barber to Howard, his childhood barber, of Howard’s Barber Shop... The old-fashioned barber shop is no longer a thing of the past, hot lather shaves, straight razors, hot towels, flat tops , people sitting around talking sports, playing checkers... can be found 7 days a week at Ledford’s “Old Fashioned” Barber Shop.

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The Father-Daughter Dance was held at the All Saints’ Episcopal School. There was a live DJ, door prizes, favors for each little girl, punch & delectables. Proceeds went to the Senior Citizens’ Home Assistance Services.

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At a time when we all are faced with economic, insurance and health issues; we at Kirk & Kirk Health Clinic are here for you.

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Do you realize how important your health is and do you know who is responsible for your health? Be sure to stop and ask yourself those 2 questions. Though it seems that the cost of most everything is going up and for many, the amount that is coming in lessens, be sure not to compromise your healthcare for cost. Unfortunately, we have come to a time that many insurance companies are placing more and more restrictions on the services they cover. Most of them have a panel of physicians/nurses employed by the insurance companies and they are who determines the type and frequency of care you can receive by your doctor (if your doctor is an in-network provider).


When did it become the responsibility of someone other than you and your physician to determine your healthcare needs?

• Chiropractic Care • Acupuncture • Spinal Decompression Traction • Nutritional therapy • Applied Kinesiology • Therapeutic Massage • Reflex Analysis • Cold Laser Therapy • Joint & Extremity Treatment • Detoxification Programs and more...

Choosing a Healthcare Provider is a very important decision. The best choice is always someone who is knowledgeable, experienced, and trustworthy; a respected professional. Be sure you can communicate very clearly and openly with the doctor and staff so that your needs and concerns are taken care of. Our #1 goal is to help you with your immediate healthcare needs and enhance your quality of life by relieving and or eliminating your acute and chronic symptoms. We welcome the opportunity to schedule a consultation (at no cost to you) and you will see that along with our friendly smiles and caring hearts:

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Borrowed Time In Honor of Judy Walters Written by Eric McKinney

I was reminded today that we are all living on borrowed time. That reminder came in the form of a short and simple conversation with a very sweet woman, who I am proud to call a friend. I met her several years ago, when we travelled half-way around the world to Tokyo. As part of a small missionary group, after a fourteenhour flight left our jet-lagged, culture-shocked bodies scrambling like fish out of water in one of the largest cities in the world, she and I bonded while teaching English to university students, leading Bible School for playful children, and assisting with a ministry that fed hundreds of homeless citizens. Serving alongside her, we had the opportunity to swap stories, and it was through her stories that I was able to see her enormous heart. Flash forward to a couple weeks ago, on a Sunday evening, when I noticed her standing in front of our congregation, joining the choir in a special performance. She was a living personification of joy. She smiled with her eyes even more so than she smiled with her mouth, and she radiated with a sense of happiness and gratitude. As she closed her eyes and raised an open palm in the air, she displayed for me an undoubted faith in a God who was obviously in her presence. When I noticed her sitting alone this morning, I took advantage of an opportunity to catch up. After some small talk about my graduation from college and my current job, I brought up the subject of travel. “Have you travelled anywhere recently?” I inquired, eagerly awaiting a response full of traveler’s tales. I saw the answer in her eyes before she ever said a word. Her answer was no. Instead of gallivanting around the world, she was fighting a battle; a battle for her life; a battle against breast cancer. In a few short sentences, she explained that the cancer was discovered two years ago and it had been persistent in returning. She never once broke down into tears. In fact, she never once stopped smiling. She seemed strong and fearless, but I couldn’t prevent myself from feeling weak and full of fear as I thought about her situation. She ended on a positive note, and then thanked me for taking the time to sit and talk with her. As I walked away, I realized that she had left me feeling the same way that I felt when we said our good-byes at the airport several years back---encouraged and inspired. Page 22

Cancer---even to someone like me, who has never been formally introduced---is scary. It’s the ugly “c-word” that we are all familiar with, and its statistics are nothing to joke about. During our lifetime, each one of us will encounter cancer in some form. One out of every two men and one out of every three women will be diagnosed with cancer. If we are not personally among that statistic, it is certain that a family member or a friend will be. I was reminded today that we are all living on borrowed time. There is not a single one of us who is promised a tomorrow. Yet, somewhere in that notion of uncertainty lie an inspiration and a challenge. It’s an inspiration to value the people in my life, the people that I care about, and the people that are important to me. It’s a challenge to make sure that those people know how I feel, that they know they are loved, valued, and appreciated. It’s an inspiration to know who I am, what my passion is, and what my dreams are. It’s a challenge to be comfortable in my own skin, to embrace the things that I’m passionate about, and to chase after those dreams with the mindset that nothing is impossible or too far out of reach. It’s an inspiration to be the kind of person who leaves a mark on this world. It’s a challenge to live the kind of life that influences someone toward positive change, the kind of life that inspires someone to better themselves, the kind of life that leads someone to look beyond the small details and instead to see the bigger picture. My friend lives a life of inspiration, and she has chosen to rise to each of those challenges. I am certain that she has made me feel valuable. I don’t pretend to know what all of her dreams are, but I know that she has a passion for travel, and there was a certainty in her voice that assured me she still has several fourteen-hour flights left in her. And, last but certainly not least, I have no doubt that she has touched and will continue to touch countless lives. I know that through one single conversation, she was able to inspire me. The inspiration that she gave me was to be more like her. I was reminded today that we are all living on borrowed time, but just because it’s borrowed doesn’t mean that we can’t make the best of it. • To advertise or to submit story ideas, call 423-748-7771 •

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