Monday, April 22, 2013

The Flying Buttresses -- Hodman Dodmanott and Sally Forth

I just got back from a wonderful vacation in northern Tennessee. I spent some time gathering up old historical records that my grandmother had compiled and which had unfortunately been scattered to the four winds.  After many years of hunting them down, I'm in hopes that most of them have now been found.  I want to give a huge shout out to the wonderful Historical Society of Washington County in Abingdon, VA for all of the care and consideration they gave in assisting with the hunt.  If you are ever in Abingdon, drop by and say hi.  They have a wonderful staff and lots of fantastic documents and pictures scanned and ready for searching.

I also had the opportunity to see some old friends, Hodman Dodmanott and Sally Forth of The Flying Buttresses.  They are a lovely old couple from the isle of Oblivia off the coast of the UK and they were kind enough to stop by the USA this Spring to visit Dollywood during the Festival of Nations. Unfortunately, the Festival of Nations ended today, so if you didn't get a chance to go see them, hope really hard that they will come back next year.  To whet your appetite and give you a little taste of their charm, here is a link to their website and a short clip on YouTube that was filmed at Dollywood.  I think you will enjoy their show as much as I did.   Have a safe trip home Hodman and Sally!

On the Camp NaNoWriMo front, I'm up to 13,490 words and counting.  I have a little over a week to make my 20,000 goal, so I'm signing off now to go type away at it.


  1. I met Hodman and Sally today. Totally charming couple! I would love to see the faces inside!! :) Hope they will return to Dollywood next year.

  2. Thank you so much for your comment. I'm very glad you got to meet Hodman and Sally. Aren't they wonderful? Such a lovely couple :) I had the pleasure of meeting their gig manager who is a wonderful chap with a keen eye for talent. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get to Dollywood this year, but let's hope that he can swing a visit next year. Hope to see you there :)