Chitter, David, and Chatter
I recently had a wonderful conversation with a mother of twins. Her twins are closer to my age than to Chatter and Chitter’s. Like us, the only children she and her husband had were twin girls.
Her twins were quite the surprise because she didn’t know they were twins until they were born. I knew I was carry twins at seven weeks so we had a while to let the good news sink in.
We both agreed it was truly wonderful to be the mother of twins.
I never said I wanted twins and if I’d been given a choice I would have said “No one will be just fine.” But after I had the girls I couldn’t imagine having a single birth. I mean they’d be all alone how would that work?
A few years back David Kaynor, who is a great friend to the Blind Pig Family, composed a fiddle tune in honor of the girls. He titled it “Twin Delights.”
David has been diagnosed with ALS. The close relationship he has with Chatter and Chitter is often in my thoughts.
Last year the girls had the privilege of playing “Twin Delights” with David at the Folk School.
In a few weeks the girls are going to Massachusetts to visit David. They’ll be playing a few gigs around the area. If you’re interested in the details let me know.
Come cook with me!
MOUNTAIN FLAVORS – TRADITIONAL APPALACHIAN COOKING
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.