“So glad that you shot all of these videos. I enjoy your dad and Paul. I always enjoyed their concerts at the Old Courthouse in Blairsville. I have a story about one of those, when I was working sound one Friday night. Your dad spoke of course the language of our Appalachian ancestors. There was a family sitting at the back of the room, near the sound board. When he would say “you’ns” or something like that, they would look at each other and snicker. Then he introduced Paul, telling them that he was a respected educator, and went on to introduce his grandson, who was available to play, because he was home for the summer from Harvard, I believe it was. He spoke of you and the very successful website that you maintain. Those folks almost fell off the bench.”
— Ed Reed
Ed was wrong on the college, it was Yale. But Ed was beyond right on indicating Pap had a lot to be proud of—just like most Appalachians do whether they say you’ns or not.