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Two Dead Boys Got up to Fight

Talking Fire Out

Music

East Bound Freight Train

Today’s post was written by Paul. For this installment in our train song series, I was lucky enough to be joined by local musician Scott Ferguson, a well-known musical fixture in and around Brasstown. Of all the people I could have played with, Scott is perhaps the only one I know who actually can say that he has traveled the rails across our country as a hobo (his own word). He told me that riding the railroads was his education.…

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Riddles

Riddle 18

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

Daddy worked in the cornfield
Thankful November

Corn Shuckings

Marinda Brown: I always got th’biggest thrill out a’that—just th’children and me. Just th’very smallest children would get in and…

The Streamline Cannon Ball
Music

Freight Train Boogie

Today’s post was written by Paul. Guitar Man (Nephew Ben) makes a triumphant return in this train song video! If…

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Overheard

Overheard

“My grandpa said when he was a boy this area was so sparse in population that he’d go up on…