Take Me Home, Country Roads , a book following the lyrics of John Denver's first hit song, is a great teaching tool for young readers about family and appreciation for the natural world around us. This brilliant picture book adaptation of John Denver's first hit song is all about roots, family, and country. Set in Appalachia, a humorously diverse bunch of relatives and their in-laws go up, down and around the hills of West Virginia to converge by car, pickup, and motorcycle to a family reunion at Grandma and Grandpa's country home. True to Appalachian style, Canyon portrays it all as if on a quilt, complete with little stitches between the "fabric. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Take Me Home is an information sharing program originally developed by the Pensacola FL Police Department, and it is intended for residents of any age who repeatedly become lost and need special assistance. The information shared and assistance provided may be necessary if the person becomes lost or disoriented and is unable to speak, properly identify themselves, or might act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders. The program includes a current digital picture, demographic information and caregiver contacts. Participation in Take Me Home is completely voluntary, and all information is kept confidential. Additionally, there are no fees associated with the program. While there is no cost to participate, having current information on hand is critical to providing assistance. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged that updated photographs of enrolled persons be submitted every six months, and changes to addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, or other information be communicated immediately. Updates should be emailed to takemehome friscotexas. Skip to Main Content.
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It was released as a single performed by Denver on April 12, , peaking at number two on Billboard ' s US Hot singles for the week ending August 28, It has continued to sell, with over 1. The song has a prominent status as an iconic symbol of West Virginia, which it describes as "Almost Heaven". In March , it became one of the four official state anthems of West Virginia. Inspiration for the song had come while the couple was driving along Clopper Road in nearby Montgomery County, Maryland to a Nivert family reunion in Gaithersburg. To pass the time en route, Danoff had made up a ballad about the little winding roads they were taking. He had even briefly considered using "Massachusetts" rather than "West Virginia" as both four-syllable state names would have fit the song's meter. Today, the landscape around Clopper Road has changed drastically due to development and little resembles the countryside scenery that once surrounded it. To Danoff, the lyric " t he radio reminds me of my home far away" in the bridge is quintessentially West Virginian, an allusion to listening during his '50s childhood days to the program Saturday Night Jamboree on Wheeling's WWVA from his home far away, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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