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As a child, it was one of my greatest delights to visit my grandparents in the spring when the whip-poor-wills began to call. Grandma and Grandpa lived in a remote valley of the Ozark Mountains where there were trees a plenty, and, seemingly, a whip-poor-will, or two, in each one.
My grandmother insisted that a whip-poor-will's call was not "whip-poor-will," but instead, "chip-butter-white-oak." I would listen really hard trying to hear it exactly as she said it was, but all I could hear was "whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will,..." But, I never let on to her.
I remember my grandpa watching and listening, with an amused look on his face, to one of these listening sessions. Shortly after that he began to call me, just for fun, "Chip Butter." It is a name I am proud to wear for I still love to hear that long, lonesome call on a warm summer's eve. And, sometimes, when I listen really, really hard, it seems I can hear quite clearly, "chip-butter-white-oak, chip-butter-white-oak..."

Sunday, September 21, 2014



  1. Such a beautiful serene facial expression. Her clothing is lovely and I especially love the red plaid skirt and trim on her waistcoat. Very nice!

  2. She must be a Scottish lass...
    A beautiful creation and the detail on her outfit is perfect like those lovely red buttons.
    Susan x

  3. She's a stunner. Her clothing is wonderful!

  4. Wonderful ~ again!! Such a cute little smile! You always make such beautiful clothing for your dolls!

  5. She is beautiful, and so finely dressed. I love those colors!

  6. I am having a hard commenting. don't know what the problem is, but your dolly is beautiful and her clothes are perfect.

  7. Your site is filled with such beauty and tranquility. And your words paint such lovely pictures. I look forward to more posts, and I do hope you are not finished creating these magical dolls. Will you ever let any of them be adopted?

  8. Yancy is just beautiful!!
    Thanks for coming over to say hi :-)
    I really enjoy your blog and beautiful dolls!

    My computer broke so I am visiting from my kindle
    (which is a bit challenging )

    Many Blessings, and so nice to meet you, Linnie

  9. I came over today from Sherri Farley's site. I wanted to say I love this doll you have made. Yancy is wonderful as all your dolls are. I guess I was in CA at the time of this post; caring for my mother. So happy to have come across this today. Always a happy day when I can see one of your creations.