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Colonels & Crickets


About the name

My late great, great grandfather, "Papaw" Briscoe, always called the young boys Colonels and the young girls Crickets and from that came the inspiration to name this blog Colonels & Crickets. This blog and these stories are not only for your enjoyment, but hopefully for your children's enjoyment as well. Hopefully, this blog will help cast a vision of just how important our stories and heritage is and how we must always plan, educate and cast a vision for the next generation. May everything we do, be for posterity's sake.

About me

I'm a southern girl from East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. I enjoy being told stories, finding stories and telling stories. My parents,  eight siblings, grandparents, great grandparents and even my late great great grandparents, etc. are my inspiration. Often I find the best of stories come from memories and having the ability to count one's blessings. So, welcome and I hope you enjoy, Colonels & Crickets.

I also have writings published in the Blue Ridge Christian News Paper of Spruce Pine, NC. 


The Family

Chad, Christy, Hannah, Haven, Heidi, Haddie, Hobie, Hyder, Hope, and Hart
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The Grandparents


Dwight & Robin Rice


George & Sharrol Hensley

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