“He’s got to go down there and stay all day a Saturday. They’re making up money for them. He said going was the least he could do.”


p.s. The winner of the “A Foxfire Christmas” is Frank Vincent who said: “My Mom was from Bermuda and we grew up in NE PA… Her dandelion salad comprised of us’n’s going out to the yard and picking the green leaves off of them… a couple mentioned that the greens were bitter / tart…that’s putting it mildly to a bunch of young boys…Just awful tasting… soon as I saw the title…50 years re-wound in my mind…to those spring days growing up on the orchard… As always Tipper…thanks for the trip down memory lane…!”

Frank-send your address to me at [email protected] and I’ll get the book to you!

Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia

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    December 17, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Just found your website this morning, in a link from Homespun Devotions. I’m originally from Upstate South Carolina. Your information and the music brings me right back to growing up near Pickens, South Carolina. I’ve sent emails to my siblings and cousins containing a link to the youtube singing of “I wandered today to the hill, Maggie”. I remember my father singing this song. I’ve enjoyed reading through your words and information. When I moved to Ohio (after marrying an Air Force fellow stationed in SC but from Ohio) I discovered that my words/dialect sometimes required interpreting for others. I’m proud of my Appalachian heritage.

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    Ed Ammons
    December 14, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I don’t know if I have this right but is he giving a whole Saturday for some charitable cause? Making “up” money for them not making money for them. Is he giving his time for someone in need?

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      December 15, 2019 at 11:39 am

      Ed-yes a charitable cause 🙂

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    Rosamary Christiansen
    December 14, 2019 at 10:25 am

    My dad said ‘if’n’ alot.

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    Ed Karshner
    December 14, 2019 at 9:47 am

    There needs to be a full post about money. I used to work in a vinyl siding plant and there was a guy who always talked about “The Money Man.” We’d work a weekend and he’d say “Yes sir, this weekend we get to meet the Money Man” or “I’m staying over four hours with the Money Man.” I wrote poem about it.

    I need to study on it, but I suspect there are a bunch of songs about money. I haven’t had enough coffee to work it up yet!

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      Tony Maynard
      January 18, 2020 at 8:35 pm

      Mom used dandelion in her salads but only the first ones that popped out that year.They were ok as I recollect.They seem to get tougher and more bitter after the first ones.Great read Tipper

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    Don Byers
    December 14, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Wishin yins a Happy Hollerday Seezin n a Murry Christmas…

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