“My grandpa said when he was a boy this area was so sparse in population that he’d go up on the high ridges and look for wood smoke. Then he’d go to the house and see if they had any girls for him to court.”
p.s. The winner of Gladys Trentham Russell book “Call Me Hillbilly” is Cynthia who said: “I never remember having the flu as a child. I had it once as an adult. My husband had it first, then myself. I made it to the doctor in time to get a dose of Tamiflu, which really helped and I was better in few days. I thought I was going to die. I couldn’t get warm, so I slept in my sweatsuit. After that year, my husband and I always got the flu vaccine.”
Cynthia-email your mailing address to me at blindpigandtheacorn.com and I’ll get the book to you!