Appalachian Thursday – Lost Buttons

One of my favorite things to do when I was a kid was to get out Mom’s button tin. It was a round tin chock full of random buttons. The colors! The textures! Some were plain while others were glossy and glitzy. I remember sparkly jet buttons and big, flat...

Feeling Nostalgic at the Grocery Store

The other day I’d made it all the way to the self checkout when I was suddenly steamrolled by a wave of nostalgia for my high school days. I couldn’t stop thinking about who my friends were, the guys I had crushes on, the awkward school dances . . . I...

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...