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Appalachia Through My Eyes – Dancing Shoes

I noticed people’s feet at the Mountain Folk Festival in Berea KY. There were bare feet, tennis shoes, sock feet, dress shoes, dance shoes, and cowboy boots-all in a variety of colors and shapes. What I liked best about the feet-they all seemed to be happy.


Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.


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    Joe Mode
    June 1, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Oh man, nothing like a good ole Appalachian stomp. I love to dance, especially to toe tapping blue grass. Usually cut the rug doing either clogging or buck-type dancing. I just make it up as I go and let er rip.

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    April 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    YAY happy feet!

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    April 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Loved the pictures of the feet and most dancers are happy! As a teen our dancing spot was the gym, so we had”sock hops” whether we wanted them or not!

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    kenneth o. hoffman
    April 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Tipper: my wife and i were dancing just yesterday,i don’t remember the tune but it sure brought back memories of a time when i thought i was a swell dancer,no one else did of course. i always wore cowboy boots, Justin size 101/2. my wife however was a terrific dancer.that’s something i sure intend too do, when we return to that great state of North Carolina. regards k.o.h

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    April 6, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Love all those happy dancing feet! I would be one of those barefooting it!

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    April 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Very sweet post. Music makes us want to move our feet–makes us happy!

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    April 6, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Happy Feet tend to spread happiness to the rest of the body!

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    Miss Cindy
    April 6, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I like that observation. Happy feet could cure a lot of the ills of this world!

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    April 6, 2011 at 8:09 am

    happy feet indeed, and dancing is good for the soul and for the health.

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    B. Ruth
    April 6, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Do you dance to make you happy or because you’re happy you dance?
    Love the photo!…I think a very large painting of the happy feet would be awesome…hmmmm!
    Thanks Tipper,

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