Monday, January 19, 2015


Good Monday morning to all!

I go to an all ladies Sunday School class, and we have lots of plants, pictures, quotes, etc. in our room, as ladies tend to do.  The plant above is trying to get to the ceiling by attaching itself to the wall!  We have babied it for months and we hope it will continue to climb and go over the top of the door!

History Lesson----------

I accidentally hit upon a link about Chattanooga that I had never heard before.

The Mystery of Underground Chattanooga
     In 1978 rumors began to swirl about strange things being found in some buildings in downtown Chattanooga. Utility workers whispered to each other about stairs leading to nowhere, ground-height windows, barred doors, empty rooms, bricked-up archways and other architectural oddities.           
     Something lay under the streets of downtown. But what?         
     The Mystery of Underground Chattanooga was solved—not by official detectives, but by utility workers and archaeologists, regular people who asked questions and found answers. 
     Dr. Jeff Brown, a professor of archaeology at UTC, was fascinated by the steps that led to nowhere. He helped solve the mystery by using something you’ve probably heard about in school: the scientific method.           
     Here’s what he discovered.           
     Before there were dams to help control the Tennessee River, Chattanooga suffered ferocious floods. One flood in particular—the flood of 1867—is said to have been devastating, the worst in the city’s history. The damage was so bad that people in Chattanooga decided there was only one thing to do: make downtown higher!           
The people of Chattanooga helped city workers. They used whatever fill was available to shore up empty lots, basements and parts of streets.          
     By 1890 residents and city workers had raised some streets in the downtown flood zone by two to nine feet. The landscape of entire blocks was changed as Chattanoogans battled the ravages of Mother Nature and fought flood waters.           
     Some of the downtown buildings we see now sit right on top of what used to be the first-floor rooms of older buildings. Those rooms are still there—but now they’re underground. 
     Today, sharp “investigators” can still recognize the hidden signs of Underground Chattanooga.

Here's hoping you have a great day and week ahead.



  1. How interesting!! Too bad they are all filled in. I think Atlanta has an underground that is a tourist attraction (or used to have, anyway). That would be amazing to have an underground "city" to explore!

    Your plant looks pretty healthy now!! I guess if the wall gets covered in plants, you won't need to worry about painting!! It will be interesting to see an update this time next year!

  2. First, loveeeeee the background. Second, I think I read that somewhere about Chattanooga. I love your plant...thanks for the smiles. Blessings

  3. What a neat place. I enjoyed driving through Chattanooga years ago.

  4. Always love my visits here, Linda!
    Have a cozy day.

  5. Thanks for the history lesson.... very interesting! I hope you're having a wonderful day :)

  6. That bit of history is interesting! I'd love to be able see what's covered up down there!

  7. I got rid of all my houseplants about eight years ago. We where traveling a lot then and it was too difficult to keep them alive. When the financial depression hit and we quit traveling, I never replaced them.
    The Tennessee history is very cool! I wish one could visit the abandoned sections. Who knows what interesting items one could find.
    Luv ~:)