“I come from a line of remembering people. In generations past we built churches and ballads and a way of life out of our remembering, handing down words the way others pass along designs woven into coverlets, carved into wood, or worked into clay.”
~Wilma Dykeman – “Return The Innocent Earth”
I’ve heard folks belittle Appalachians for always looking backward. I say looking backwards tells us who we are, and remembering who we are helps us know where we’re going.