Appalachia Overheard



First person: “We gotta decide which way it’s going to be. When we go, we all need to go together at the same time for it to be right.”

Second person: “Well see it’s wrong either way you decide to do it because you’re not supposed to go at all.”


Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia

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    eva nell wike, PhD
    June 25, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Tipper: You just never know what is really going on when folks are trying to trick you into a worried state. It doesn’t take much to generate a state of anxiety!
    Don’t worry!
    Eva Nell

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    June 25, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Reminds me of when we older ones use to try to get one of the younger ones to ask Mom or Dad for something we knew they’d tell us older ones “no” about. LOL
    God bless.

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    Granny Norma
    June 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Oh my goodness! It’s the beginning of a true story that happened nearly 50 years ago and I’m the first person. The second person was actually a group of teenage girls but instead of offering sage advice, they said “OK.” The rest of the story is too embarrassing to relate. Oh what mischief a bunch of silly girls with a hair-brained scheme can create!

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    June 24, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Humm! Seems like something sneaky going on. Maybe someone is being a bit nosy. Happy day to all readers!

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    Gina S
    June 24, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Imagine the stories you could write from these two snippets. Reminds me of sitting in a public place inventing scenarios for the folks I see. The lines you overheard could be from relatives of an ex-wife at her former husbands wedding to a second wife. The words might have come from a group on one side of a feud attending memorial services for a person on the other side of the feud. Endless possibilities. I love them.

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    Ed Ammons
    June 24, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Sounds to me like somebody forgot to take their medicine.

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    June 24, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Reminds me of kids/teenagers conspiring. The followup “overheard” would be (said with rolling eyes, pouty lips, flailing arms, and maybe a stomp of a foot) “. . . everyone else is going/doing it!”

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    Sheryl Paul
    June 24, 2014 at 8:10 am

    I agree with Miss Cindy

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    Miss Cindy
    June 24, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Sounds like profound wisdom to me!

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