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Appalachia Through My Eyes – He Brought A Woman Home

My life in appalachia he brought a woman home

Just in case you didn’t know, it’s deer hunting season. There’s much excitement about deer season around our house…of course I am married to The Deer Hunter.

So far this hunting season hasn’t been very successful-well it has been for Papaw Tony but somehow The Deer Hunter has come up empty handed thus far.

They’ve hunted in Georgia for the last 30 years. Although the landscape is flat and wide, it’s an area of the country I like. It has an oldness to it-almost like modern times marched around and inbetween the little communities leaving them alone as they raced towards a city named progress.

Good country folk inhabit the settlements; there’s deer camp memories and stories from way back in the days of staying in tents and campers with no electricity or running water all the way to today when things are much more comfortable.

The Deer Hunter recently brought a woman home with him from Deer Camp. He found her while looking for deer sign. She was just laying there waiting for my mountain man to stoop down and pick her up knowing his three girls at home would welcome her into their home.


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


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  • Reply
    Susan Griner
    November 5, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I like the expression on her face.

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    Jim Casada
    November 5, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Tipper–I just knew Matt had brought home a nice, fat doe for the freezer. Instead he’s delivered this cold, inedible, and enigmatic lady of dubious origins and doubtful morality.
    Jim Casada

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    Ed Ammons
    November 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    One glance at the picture brought this to mind.

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    Lisa Snuggs
    November 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

    While looking for Arrowheads in a neighbor’s newly plowed field a couple years ago, I found a similar treasure: the face of a child’s small baby doll. I keep her on the windowsill above the kitchen sink with some of my prized arrowheads and part of an old smoking pipe I found. They remind me I was certainly not the first and won’t be the last.

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    Julie Hughes
    November 5, 2014 at 11:07 am

    wouldn’t you love to know the history of the doll? I would.

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    Teresa Atkinson
    November 5, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I sure wish you would join that Deer Hunter and Pawpaw Tony again soon —– I rather like that place too. Crusty old Guy has brought one home and they trapped and killed 5 wild pigs last weekend.

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    Ken Roper
    November 5, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I use to live in Atlanta and loved the work there. Every year I looked forward to Deer Hunting in Putnam County. For several years I got one or two deer, even when I moved to Asheville. But I loved the easy hunting in the Flat Land, much different in our steep Mountains.
    But I never did find a woman…Ken

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    November 5, 2014 at 9:37 am

    The guys around here start preparing for deer season in July. They spend a fortune on salt and mineral blocks. Then they plant a field of grain just for them while dumping piles of corn all around. The only female on their mind (during hunting season) is one of the four legged ones in their scope.

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    b. Ruth
    November 5, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Deer jumped the fence in front of us from the pasture, as we were going down the driveway. They stopped in the edge of the woods as usual, giving us that “deer in the headlights” look! We counted 6 deer…Usually only two or three are in the pasture or driveway. Guess they are all “hiding out” here on our hill, since hunting season opened. All summer our crabapple and apple trees were visited by a big buck. This time we didn’t see him. I say he was standing back, hiding and letting the other does cross before crossing hisownself…they are very polite like that! Just be quiet and patient and you can get your shot in, they won’t hide in the woodland forever, they love their women too, and tend to follow them everywhere! LOL
    That china doll head looks something like the top on an old china powder box I have. However, the hairstyle looks to be a little bit later.
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…My better half hunts only with a long chrome club nowadays.
    We usually get a call from his deer hunter friends asking us if we want a deer, all we have to do is pay the meat packing place and pick it up.
    PS 2….I picked up a huge wooly bear caterpillar last night on our porch steps, just waiting on me to come home. He was all black from head to toe…Soooo, since I was freezing without my jacket, I predict a long cold winter so wear that jacket and coat!

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    November 5, 2014 at 7:36 am

    One never knows what one will find in the woods. Maybe exploring might bring a valuable find one day. It is amazing that so much of the find was in one piece. It looks to be a large intact piece. Happy deer hunting!

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    Sheryl Paul
    November 5, 2014 at 7:16 am

    It is amazing what you can find in the woods

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    November 5, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I remember a joke about a Wife who packed her Husbands under-wear in his gun case,, and when the Husband got home from a long hunting trip he fussed at his Wife for not packing his under wear, she told him if he’d looked in his gun case he would have found them.. ooops…

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