Help Out the Hornets

If you’ve been reading the Blind Pig & The Acorn for a good while you’ll likely remember me talking about Martins Creek School on occasion. Its the school I and my brothers went to as children, its the school the girls and my niece and nephews attended and its even the school Pap went to when he was a child. Although the location of the school changed after the old school burned, the spirit and community of Martins Creek School…

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Appalachia children

Pretend Tobacco

“My granny dipped snuff.  She washed out a snuff tin and cut me a toothbrush.  She mixed cocoa powder and…

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Devil Sayings

October is the month for spookiness and if you ask me there’s nothing spookier than the Devil. There’s all manner…

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Sadness of the Traveler

Chitter, Chatter, and their cousins on Granny and Pap’s back porch Now I know all the sadness of the traveler…