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Simple Pleasures 🫶

SUNDAY December 25, 2022

“Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.”

Confucius

Relaxing and enjoying time with family. Reading cards or notes sent by old friends. Listening to favorite tunes. Our favorite things are often the simplest.

Sissy Spacek is an actor from the region who appreciates the simple life. Born in Quitman in 1949, she enjoys living on a Virginia farm in between acting jobs. At ShangriLlama near Royse City, royal llamas live in an Irish castle and take walks around their ranch. Simplicity can also be a delicious slice of gingerbread loaf with hot coffee.

Find more stories about great places, people, and events around the region in the County Line eMagazine. Check out the November/December eEdition for information about more great events and visit our calendar and Live Music sections. — Lisa Tang

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“He Came as a Lamb,” 18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, by Doreen Poole. See her work at 211 Gallery in Athens. READ MORE.
FEATURE

Visit Llama Royalty at ShangriLlama in Royse City

ShangriLlama in Royse City is home to a castle and six royal llamas and offers experiences for curious visitors. Guests can participate in “Llama Llessons,” “Llama Walks,” “Virtual Llama Meetings,” and even weddings with llamas, if desired. READ MORE.

THIS TIME OF YEAR
Happy Birthday Sissy Spacek

Born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on Christmas Day in 1949, her brothers began to call her “Sissy” and it stuck. Spacek lived a simple, family-focused life with her parents, Edwin and Virginia (Gin) Spacek, and her two brothers Ed and Robbie in a small ranch house on the Winnsboro Highway, a quarter mile from the center of town. Growing up in Quitman, she gained the small-town roots that helped shape her life and career as she soared to Hollywood fame. READ MORE.

FOOD + DRINK

Paul Franks Gingerbread Recipe

Lauren Wacaser shares her recipe for her grandfather’s delicious gingerbread loaf named it in his honor — just in time for Christmas. READ MORE.

ART & CULTURE

See Stunning Art at Craighead Green Gallery

The current exhibition at Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas’ Design District is titled BarĂł, Nelson, McAdams after the three featured artists. They include modern and abstract works by Jorge BarĂł, Pamela Nelson, and Carolyn McAdams on display through Saturday, December 31. READ MORE.

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