Appalachia Riddles

Riddles 2


I’m sharing another riddle by way of Sidney Saylor Farr’s book My “Appalachia – A Memoir” with you today.

Up she jumped and out she run,
Down she squatted,
And the good began to come.

A few of you got the answer to the first riddle in case you missed it-it was a briar.


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    December 16, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Milking a cow!

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    December 15, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Late getting on. The holidays are too busy. I immediately thought of milking a cow, because I recall them squatting for this chore. There was never a fancy little stool, as my aunts were young and agile. Also, they had to go out. It was long ago, but I believe the chickens usually laid eggs in their nest.
    Your riddle brought some great memories to mind. I am not good with them, but like them nonetheless. I seem to recall one about a man in a boat. He had a fox, a goose, and a sack of corn that he needed to get across the river. He could only carry himself and one other in a boat. So, how did he get them across the river? I am sure you and many others heard this growing up, and I loved it because it really made those young little minds think.

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    Miss Cindy
    December 15, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Not a clue, Tip! I sure hope you are going to give us the answer!

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    December 15, 2018 at 10:36 am

    I figured maybe picking strawberries?

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    Ron Stephens
    December 15, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Sounds like maybe a ground-running vine like maybe a squash or pumpkin. But if so I just don’t get the ‘squatted’ part.

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    December 15, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I’m going to guess it’s a chicken laying an egg.

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    Ed Ammons
    December 15, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Now that’s got to be a chicken laying an egg or an āgg as we pronounce it.

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    aw griff
    December 15, 2018 at 7:43 am

    I’m terrible at riddles but somehow that made me think of a story I heard in grade school.
    The little boy was asked to make a sentence of defeat, deduct, defense, and detail. The little boy said, de feat of de duct went over de fense before de tail.
    The only riddle I could think of is one most people know. What is black and white and read all over?

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      Ed Ammons
      December 15, 2018 at 10:05 am

      A book about zebras?

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        aw griff
        December 15, 2018 at 1:47 pm

        I like your answer better. It’s a newspaper.

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    Sheryl A Paul
    December 15, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Chicken laying an egg???

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    December 15, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Milk cow

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