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Overheard

“I feel like mortal hell that’s been warmed up in the Devil’s microwave.” Tipper p.s. You can catch The Pressley Girls TODAY May 26, 2018 @ 1:45 p.m. at the Swain County Heritage Festival in Bryson City NC and TOMORROW May 27, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.  at the Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival in Blairsville GA. If you make it to either, please come up and say hello! Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for FREE and get…

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Appalachian Vocabulary Test 112

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

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Marble, NC – 2

Photo from Marble Spring Baptist Church Marble – written by Wanda Stalcup During World War I, three iron ore mines…

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The Tulip Tree

tulip tree noun A large deciduous tree, the tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera). Same as white wood, yellow poplar. 1928 Galyon…

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Going Barefooted

“That was the greatest thrill on earth when the time of year came to pull your shoes off. My mother…

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Cat Head Biscuits

cat-head, cat-head biscuit noun A large biscuit. 1960 Hall Smoky Mt Folklore 7 It was a novel experience to eat…

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The Last Thing On My Mind

Today’s post was written by Paul. ——- “The Last Thing on my Mind” is one of the most widely recorded…

Mad as an Old Wet Hen

Mad as an old wet hen? How bout mad as an old broody hen! Polly is setting a clutch of…

Bean Folklore

*When planting beans press the soil with boot for good luck. (We always do this one. I love to see…