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I was just watching the Discovery Show
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I was just watching the Discovery Show


Dec 8, 2022, 3:19 PM
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and they were doing an entire 1 hour episode on the Tennessee Volunteer. Being a History buff and one with a inquenchable thirst for knowledge, I watched most of it and learned some surprising facts. First, the term Volunteer is somehow Belgian for lending a hand, or helping another out. I am not going to get into detail here because I forgot that part, or I was napping. Eventually the term made its way to mining camps near Knoxville in the 1930's for "Lady Vols" or women who lend a hand at mining camps.

I found all of that fascinating, the meaning of words and such. It is a rich tradition in Knoxville, and I am glad to learn that Lady Vols are still around



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So, you're saying that "Volunteer" is a youth fanism for a


Dec 8, 2022, 3:24 PM
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"hand job"? That can't be write, Coots would like Tennessee a lot more than they do if that were the case.

:)

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I see ale & stogies, but had heard dwarven womens sported...


Dec 8, 2022, 3:27 PM
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beards?

Maybe cutigerbob® could chime in here?

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I heard FrancisMarion is never one to shy away from


Dec 8, 2022, 4:48 PM
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Lending a hand at a mining camp. Not calling him a lady vol, but certainly a vol at heart

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Re: I was just watching the Discovery Show


Dec 8, 2022, 7:21 PM
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The ladies in that pic are akin to "visual saltpetre".

Is that Aunt Esther in the back?

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TennesseeladyTiger


Dec 8, 2022, 7:25 PM
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wants her Christmas card back.

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