Tag: memories

Life’s a peach, Dumplin’

Charlie and Mary had a couple of peach trees on their property, so peaches were plentiful every summer. In the spring I’d sometimes help Charlie dust the trees with sevin, but usually he didn’t want me to get it all over me. And sometimes… Continue Reading “Life’s a peach, Dumplin’”

I had a hankerin

Last night I was hankerin for some No Bake Cookies, so I got things started. However, I soon realized that I didn’t have everything I needed, like enough cocoa or enough oatmeal. It’s kind of hard to make them without those 2 things. I… Continue Reading “I had a hankerin”

Grandmaw’s hand

Last night I dreamed that Grandmaw Barton came over to where I was sitting, sat down and took my hand. We just sat there. I can still feel how her hand felt in mine. It was strong, yet fragile. It was cold, but I… Continue Reading “Grandmaw’s hand”

It all started with a hump in the floor.

Well, we’ve started another major renovation at our house. This time it’s the kitchen. It was just about a year ago that we did the bathroom. The contractor says it will take about a month and we are half way into it. Things are… Continue Reading “It all started with a hump in the floor.”

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… Continue Reading “Stinking’ to high heaven”

The Appalachian Tale

Memories, recipes, and Tales of an Appalachian Boy.