Cornbread and Milk

By Shanks Mare

Snow Cream

Granny’s Yellow Root Scarf

Yellow root When Granny was a girl getting wood was a never ending chore. Her brothers had an old wheelbarrow they’d fill with wood. To make it easier to carry into the house they’d rigged up a ramp out of old planks so that if they got a good run and go, along with a little help, they could push the wood all the way to the door of the house. One day the younger kids were running around playing…

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