Riddle 33

solve learning riddles from appalachia

I’m sharing another riddle from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still.

It’s needed to fix breeches,
Rib-bonnets, shirts and such-as;
It can make blood fly,
Prepare shroud should you die,
And ho! ho!
It can put you in stitches.


The last riddle I shared was from James Still:

Can’t find it in ocean, or in ground,
Or in air, or in town,
Yet it’s here, and everywhere.

Then answer: the letter H.

Last night’s video: Mountain Path 22.


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    January 20, 2022 at 11:40 am

    I don’t know how I missed this blog in my in-box, but thankfully just found it.
    It’s a needle. I sew a lot and have stuck myself many times with needles.
    I so enjoy riddles! I got the letter H, before seeing it. The Almanac e-letter I get has a daily riddle or joke in it and I truly enjoy reading them.
    I have a riddle for you! I learned this back when I was a child, but sadly can’t remember who taught it to me, but I’ve always remembered it and shared it throughout my years. Here it is.
    “My old hat
    Your old shoe
    Spell that in four letters
    And I’ll fool you.”

    T H A T….

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    Angelyn McL
    January 16, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Sewing needle.

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    Mary Johnson
    January 15, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    A needle, of course
    I Havre stuck my finger so many times. Got the blood on the sock I was mending.

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    January 15, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    A needle .

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    Gloria Hayes
    January 15, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    A sewing needle?

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    Carol Roy
    January 15, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Needle and I too guessed before seeing other comments…..quite surprised at myself …never seem to know the answer. But love them.

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    January 15, 2022 at 10:55 am

    I think it’s a needle and I didn’t look at comments before I made my choice. Actually, this is the first one I think I knew.

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    Diana Keiser
    January 15, 2022 at 10:42 am


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    Nancy Boswell
    January 15, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Yep, a needle is my guess too.

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    Ed Ammons
    January 15, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Since everybody else brought needles, I’ll bring the thread!

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    Lori Hughes
    January 15, 2022 at 9:13 am

    A needle??

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    Sharon Cole
    January 15, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Me too- a sewing needle!

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    January 15, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Ah, its that old implement that I use often even those around e seldom if ever try to master their skills with this. It has become more difficult for me to use, as I now have to use a special needle threader to thread. I hope this is a needle since have gone off on a tangent, and sometimes I am 100% wrong when I have overlooked something obvious.

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    Margie G
    January 15, 2022 at 8:02 am

    I think it’s a sewing needle… but I stink at rhymes. Still here goes. Lol

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    Sandra Myers
    January 15, 2022 at 7:54 am

    A needle?

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    Sanford McKinney Jr
    January 15, 2022 at 7:44 am


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    Martha D Justice
    January 15, 2022 at 7:37 am

    I can hardly ever solve riddles but they sure get your mind going LOL

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    Ron Stephens
    January 15, 2022 at 7:37 am

    I think it is a needle.

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    Kay Rash
    January 15, 2022 at 7:03 am

    I believe it is a needle.

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    Sallie Martin
    January 15, 2022 at 6:20 am

    A needle!

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    Miss Cindy
    January 15, 2022 at 5:44 am

    A needle, I think it’s a sewing needle!

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