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Giving back

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you hopefully have noticed that I try to support my community when I can. My parents raised me and my brothers that way. Dad was a volunteer fireman for more than 50 years. Mom was in…

Take Me Home

I read an article this past week that made me a little homesick. But I was homesick for my roots and not where I grew up. It was an article about some women in Buckhannon, WV. My great grandparents had a house there, which…

Stinking’ to high heaven

It’s really warmed up the last few days around East Tennessee, where I live today. We went up to mom & dad’s this morning and found mom in the garage splitting kindling. When I refer to mom & dad in the present day, it’s…

The Tale of a Singer and the pincushion

It’s funny, all the names people come up with for their grandmothers. We called each of ours “grandmaw”, but when we spoke of them we added their last name. It was like they played on grandparent sporting leagues or something. Sometimes we would call…

A hot toddy and a few bucks in my pocket

There were many opportunities to make a little money. I had a bike for transportation and I could ride for miles. I don’t know if my parents knew it or not, but I would make it as far as the truck stop, where I…

Moms a cussin’, and it’s the camel’s fault

It would have been this weekend 40 years ago, and for many years before and many years after, that mom would have gotten out her Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book. She would turn to tab number 8 for cookies and page 149….

A Tale of All Hallows Eve

Tonight we had about 18 Trick-or-Treaters. It was a nice evening, so I am not sure why we didn’t have more. We’ve had as many as 75 in past years. When my brothers and I were young, we never had trick-or-treaters to our house….

The Appalachian Tale

Memories, recipes, and Tales of an Appalachian Boy.