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My Life in Appalachia 4

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I’m sharing the fourth video in an ongoing series which shows evidence of the goodness that abounds in Appalachia.

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    January 14, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Another wonderful video, Tipper! I enjoyed it so much! Thank you.

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    January 12, 2021 at 12:16 am

    I enjoyed it so much- especially the ride! Those roads just pull you along. This whole video brings such rich memories.

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    John T
    January 11, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Great video! It takes ones mind off of everything going on nowadays. Ill bet those curvy roads get interesting to drive on with snow or freezing rain. Looks like a beautiful place to live. I was stationed in North Carolina for a couple years, wish I would have stayed. Im hopefully still moving to eastern Tennessee once this plague settles down. Great idea with that tire as well!

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    Jerry Finley
    January 11, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Great . I loved the countryside as you/someone/ was driving and watching “what it takes ” to do all the “country cooking”. give us more like this one

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    January 11, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    The curvy road in the beginning reminds me of the road to the Episcopal church retreat center in the mountains of Virginia. We had a wood stove for years and I toted and stacked many a piece of wood. Our wood man retired, and good fire wood is hard to get in the suburbs, so we gave up the wood stove and replaced it with a propane one.

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    Ann Applegarth
    January 11, 2021 at 11:34 am


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    Ed Ammons
    January 11, 2021 at 9:50 am

    A guy asked me one time “Why are the roads up in here so crooked?” I told him “Well, we don’t have money to waste with surveyors and all that fancy stuff. We just turn a pig loose and wherever it roots the bulldozer roots!”

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    Margie Herter
    January 11, 2021 at 9:44 am

    The tire used for wood splitting is the smartest contraption I’ve seen!!! You are a family of go getters! I didn’t know you played the guitar and I have to ask is there nothing you cannot do, Tipper? The buckwheat cakes looked tasty. I think that was Divinity candy? It’s pretty there where you live too. You’re a talented family for certain. P.S. I once knew a real go getter- he would take his wife to work and go get her…. lol that’s a joke which I think is funny. Have a good day all!

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    January 11, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Thank you for sharing a peek into the Pressley family’s life that is so much like my own. I feel sorry for the folks who don’t know how to cook, garden and build a fire in the woodstove. The Deer Hunter is like my grandson when it comes to chopping and loading wood without gloves.

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    January 11, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Enjoyed the video. I loved the scenery as you were driving up the highway. I always look forward to anytime I can go to the mountains. I think of something we used to joke about when heating with wood. It is the only fuel used for heating that will warm you up 5-6 times. We had our own wood and did not buy it and from the time we cut the tree down till we burned the wood, we had handled it about 5 or 6 times.

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    Ron Stephens
    January 11, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Some curvy road there in the beginning, the kind that makes for discovery after discovery around each ‘corner’. Between that road and the ending clip of chestnut oak, rhododendron and pines they make me lonesome for the mountains.

    You about have me convinced to pick up a butternut squash. It sure looks good. For some unknown reason we never grew fall squash in our garden, though my Grandma did. I think it was probably about space.

    That tire around the chopping block is a real handy idea. Wish I had thought of it. Handy folks sure are inventive. I expect there has been many a great idea that never reached the general public but would have been widely used if they had. Some folks are just gifted that way but not me. I went to the Ace the other day to buy a spring and the one I needed came in a two-pack labeled “Handyman Spring”. I asked the guy at the counter if he could sell it to me since I wasn’t a handyman. He just laughed and did anyway.

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    Miss Cindy
    January 11, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Life in the mountains, I love it! They don’t call this God’s country for nothing!

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    Gayle Larson
    January 11, 2021 at 7:27 am

    Beautiful and so true to life here. Aren’t we the blessed ones?? I look out my windows every day and see nothing but beauty.

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