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Remedies from Blind Pig and The Acorn Readers

Dolores: I always wondered about the old ways of curing things. My dad used a combination of soft brown soap and sugar as a drawing salve for infections. It always worked; was also a good cure for withdrawing splinters. Pamela Danner: I am very interested in natural medicine. I question my Dad often about their mountain medicine, he has mentioned the “witch” among other things. When we visited my grandparents one time, I got a bee sting. My grandma dipped snuff, she…

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Talking Fire Out

Have you ever heard about people who could talk the fire out of a burn? I’ve heard about the phenomenon…

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Epizootic and Palpeetus of the Punk

Have you ever heard folks use nonsense words to describe their sickness? I’ve heard folks in my area of Appalachia…

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He’s Hippoed!

A few month’s back a friend asked if I knew any other sayings for having the hippo. I didn’t even…

Jerk Coffee

“One old man, now he was so stingy-this ain’t no joke; it’s a fact-he took coffee beans, and he dried…

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Overheard

“There was this woman there that was drunker than Cooter Brown.” Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe…

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Appalachian Vocabulary Test 109

It’s time for this month’s Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I’m sharing a few videos to let you hear the words and phrases. To…

The Old Chestnut Snag

I heard Pap talk about the old chestnut snag high on the ridge my whole life. In more recent years…

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Do You Ever Scrooch?

Papaw and Chatter scrooched up taking a nap –  2004 Scrooch, scrooch down, scrooch up, scroudge, scrouge, scrouge around, scrouge…