An Appalachian Christmas

While I suppose we were relatively modern when it came to my childhood Christmases, the old-timey traditions are still hanging on in the mountains. And there are some I very much think we should revive for broader use. Here are a few of my favorite Appalachian...

Do everything for the 50th time!

Last week I celebrated my 49 birthday. And since we celebrate birthdays at the END of the year, that means I am now entering my FIFTIETH year. Whoops. How did that happen?? While I don’t feel fifty, I can’t help but think about how each day of this coming...

Happy Birthday Dad

Yesterday was Dad’s 79th birthday. Of course it was also three and a half months since he died. Let’s just say I had lots of feelings but they all boiled down to this–I miss him. It’s been raining a lot in Western North Carolina. Dad liked the...