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Two Dead Boys Got up to Fight

Talking Fire Out

Appalachia

Help Out the Hornets

If you’ve been reading the Blind Pig & The Acorn for a good while you’ll likely remember me talking about Martins Creek School on occasion. Its the school I and my brothers went to as children, its the school the girls and my niece and nephews attended and its even the school Pap went to when he was a child. Although the location of the school changed after the old school burned, the spirit and community of Martins Creek School…

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Music

Blue River Waltz

Fall of the year has finally arrived in Brasstown. We’ve been having chilly temps and falling leaves. I’ve loved every…

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Overheard

Overheard

“That’s the way a body does. They just get busy and let things go that ought to be done.” Tipper…

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Appalachia children

Pretend Tobacco

“My granny dipped snuff.  She washed out a snuff tin and cut me a toothbrush.  She mixed cocoa powder and…

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Appalachia

Devil Sayings

October is the month for spookiness and if you ask me there’s nothing spookier than the Devil. There’s all manner…