Thursday, December, 5th, 2019

Garlands of Praise Blog

Goodbye Dear Friend

Goodbye Dear Friend

Goodbye dear friend. Most of the alumni know about the fire that destroyed Gate Cottage. The memories that flowed from that building will be hard to replace. However, we will work hard to preserve each one. A big thank you goes out to the people who logged in on tfchistory, not only to view the […]



Trees of Righteousness

Trees of Righteousness

After a devastating fire in March 1913 threatened to close the college, God gave Dr. Forrest a promise that has become the college’s anthem of faith: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up […]



The Remains of Summer

Summer in most of the country may almost be over, but it lingers in the south. This little flower was photographed along a familiar path—one that Dr. and Mrs. Forrest would have traveled often on horseback. It was the old post road or the old mail road that led to Asheville, North Carolina. The wagon […]



Evelyn’s London

It was May 3,1930 and the first time Evelyn Forrest had flown in an airplane. She and husband Richard (co-founders of Toccoa Falls College) were flying from Paris, France to London, England. Recently, I had the opportunity to retrace her steps, especially through the center part of the city. What fun it was to think […]



One of Her Favorite Things

When Evelyn Forrest began planting flowers at Toccoa Falls, one of the first ones she considered was wisteria. She loved the fragrance of the flower, especially on spring evenings when opened windows naturally ventilated Forrest Cottage with cool mountain breezes. Her efforts yielded quite a bounty. Today college lawn crews work diligently to contain the […]



Little Falls

Photo of Little Falls area If you haven’t been up to Little Falls recently then you probably have forgotten how beautiful the area is. Few colleges have this type of scenery and it is a wonderful place for a picnic because it borders on nothing commercial. In fact the closest neighbor is the National Forest. […]



Favorite Photo of Dr. and Mrs. Forrest

This is one of my favorite photos of Dr. and Mrs. Forrest. Her niece Mrs. Betty Rhinehart gave it to me several years ago during a visit to her home in Punta Gorda, Florida. I had the opportunity to sit for hours talking with this dear woman who remembered Uncle Richard as a very godly […]