Riddles 11


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

“My pappy gave it to me, though it
belonged to my grandpaw. Despite my
having it, my grandpaw kept it. And proud
as I am to have it other people use it
more than I do. ”

A few of you guessed the last riddle. The answer was age.


Appalachian Cooking Class details

Come cook with me!

Location: John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC
Date: Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
Instructors: Carolyn Anderson, Tipper Pressley

Experience the traditional Appalachian method of cooking, putting up, and preserving the bounty from nature’s garden. Receive hands-on training to make and process a variety of jellies, jams, and pickles for winter eating. You’ll also learn the importance of dessert in Appalachian culture and discover how to easily make the fanciest of traditional cakes. Completing this week of cultural foods, a day of bread making will produce biscuits and cornbread. All levels welcome.

Along with all that goodness Carolyn and I have planned a couple of field trips to allow students to see how local folks produce food for their families. The Folk School offers scholarships you can go here to find out more about them. For the rest of the class details go here.

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    September 30, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Definatly name…although it sez the answer is age doesnt make much sense to me.

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    May 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Has to be last name

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    May 10, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    His Name

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    Ed Ammons
    May 10, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    An outhouse?

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    May 10, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Last name

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    Ron Stephens
    May 10, 2019 at 8:09 am

    It is his name. And hopefully a good one.

    I have two names I go by. There is my ‘public’ and ‘official’ name that got started with my school days. Then there is my ‘family’ name used almost exclusively by my family. Most of the time I don’t notice. But if I meet someone who knew my wife first they may use my family name, though they are a stranger to me. And that really startles me.

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    Gayle Larson
    May 10, 2019 at 7:44 am

    I believe the answer to this one is my name.

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    Bill Burnett
    May 10, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Could it be your last name?

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    May 10, 2019 at 7:04 am


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    Miss Cindy
    May 10, 2019 at 6:59 am

    That seems like it’s got to be your name.

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    Sheryl A Paul
    May 10, 2019 at 6:19 am


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    May 10, 2019 at 5:52 am

    It’s your name. It could be only your last name. It could also be your first or middle name and your last name. It could also be, as in my case, all three of your names. That makes me a “II”. My wife says that ‘second’ at the end should have tipped her off that I wasn’t first quality.

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