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Appalachian Sayings – Stacked up Like Cordwood

Stacked up like cordwood
Folks were stacked up like cordwood on Saturday at the festival. The local paper said over 16,000 people visited the small community of Brasstown for the John C. Campbell Folk School’s Fall Festival. I do believe it was one of the biggest crowds they’ve ever had.


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    Rev. RB
    October 6, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    I remember hearing that as a kid. I also remember us all sleeping together in one double bed stacked kind of like that on real real frigid nights. The 4 girls would sleep across the top of the bed, and the 2 boys who were younger and smaller would sleep across the bottom, all tucked under one of Grandma’s hand made feather beds, warm and toasty til morning.
    I also remember how hard it was to get out of that warmth come morning, cause the house would cool off even more during the night. Brrrrrr
    Hope everyone’s having a great week, and a safe one too.
    Prayers for all those facing this monster hurricane.
    God bless.

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    October 6, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I’ve never been one to enjoy a good crowd, just a small covey is OK with me.. but that’s not what an event really needs, we use to go to the fiddlers convention in Athens but the crowds got so large until they would just about stomp our Daughter who’s in a wheel chair and I was the one pushing it, if it was to be an emergency it wouldn’t go good for us.. you wouldn’t believe how rude folks are to others with disabilities..

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    anita griffith
    October 6, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    The one i hear more often is,It was so crowded you couldn’t stir em with a stick.

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    B. Ruth
    October 6, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I hope you took your “critter spray” fer it looks like 16,000 would be “thicker than fleas on a dogs back!”
    However, it is a wonderful thing that so many attended the festival and got introduced to some of our most talented Appalachian people. We might be from the hills, but we can shine like “diamonds” in the sky!
    I once heard someone say, “No wonder you loved these mountains so much. It is so peaceful, the people are kind, smart, talented and it is just beautiful all year as the seasons change!” I wish we had moved down here years ago! HA
    She was right of course!
    Thanks Tipper,

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    October 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    We were there on Sunday- and so glad we went! I encourage anyone who hasn’t been to the festival to make the effort next time. The Pressley Girls, of course, gave a splendid performance with their Mamma and Uncle.

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    Ed Ammons
    October 6, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I’m 6’1″, 205 lbs and only bout half of that is fat {~.~} There’s only a few things in this world that scare me, 16000 people is one of them. I like people. I like them best one at a time. After that it goes downhill. Hit me with 16000 and I get fidgety and start saying “Mommy, can we go home!”

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    October 6, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    That’s a lot of people, when I was there before, I had to park way over in that big field and it was a long way to walk to even get to the place where you pay. I can’t do that anymore.
    The other day I was at Ingles, gro. shopping and I parked real close to the buggy stand. I left my walking stick in the car thinking I could use the buggy to steady myself. Well, I made it across the parking lot without getting run over, but just as the door slid open, down I went. And the embarrassing thing was I pulled the blooming buggy on top of me. Anyway, a big guy saw me go down and he helped steady the buggy so I could get up. When your back grabs just right, you ain’t got no control over your body, I recon. …Ken

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    Ron Stephens
    October 6, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Oh my! That’s a lot of folks. Must have been a great success but I am not at my best in crowds. I’m not as bad as I used to be, have had to grow out of it to an extent, but left to my own devices I’m likely to find a quiet corner. Good thing there are other folks to make up for me I reckon.

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    Sheryl Paul
    October 6, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Wish we were there. Mathew is knocking on our door, eye due to land right here. Wish us luck.

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    Miss Cindy
    October 6, 2016 at 7:39 am

    That was quite a crowd Saturday. 1600 is a lot of people, the JCFS did as good a job as possible of managing them.

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