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Appalachia Stories

Playing with Dynamite – The Bunker

Today’s guest post was written by Ed Ammons. Beanie’s dad Luther worked for a time at a quarry over in Sandy Mush. Quarries used dynamite to blast rock into pieces that then were crushed into gravel. Sometimes sticks of the dynamite or the detonation caps that were supposed to explode didn’t function properly. Part of Luther’s job was to find and gather up all these dangerous materials. His bosses didn’t want to reuse any of it, so they gave it…

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Appalachia

Crawdad Purging

Today’s guest post was written by Stephen Taylor. Tales from Kathy Campbell There were lots of wild things where we…

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Music

Clover’s Reel

Today’s post was written by Chitter. About four years ago I composed a sweet little fiddle tune. I played the…

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Riddles

Riddle 33

I’m sharing another riddle from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still. It’s needed…

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Christmas

Christmas Gift Surprise

Several years ago we started the Christmas tradition of allowing the oldest to open their presents first and so forth…