Cornbread and Milk

By Shanks Mare

Snow Cream

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Slipping Off to Get Married

Pap and Granny – Wilson Holler 1964 On my recent post Slipping Off, Shirl left a comment about slipping off…

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Old Jim The Pet Crow

Today’s guest post was written by Charles Fletcher Crows in flight “Old Jim The Pet Crow” by Charles Fletcher I…

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I Hear Voices

I hear voices telling me its important to preserve the culture and heritage of my people. Sometimes the voice jumps…

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Picnic Baskets and Love

“My grandmother said that she remembered when she was fifteen or sixteen years old, maybe younger than that, thirteen or…

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Fried Tenderloin

As you might imagine we eat a lot of deer meat. We like it cooked a variety of ways. When…

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He was Waiting at the Altar

Today’s post was written by Paul. Douglas Day Last Sunday we posted “Careless Soul -Prepare to Meet thy God” by…

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My New Hero

A few month’s back Appalachian Writer Celia Miles sent me her latest book “Sarranda’s Legacy.” The book was ever bit as…

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Slipping Off

Long time Blind Pig reader and family friend Lonnie Dockery – Swain County NC Granny used to accuse Pap of…

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5 Things

1. A few months back I told you about Chitter’s mountain necklaces, well now the girl is making mountain rings.…

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Folklore about Snow

The Foxfire Book If it snows crosslegged it’ll be a deep one. If it’s cloudy and smoke rises it might snow. The…