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Christmas in Appalachia c. 1974

Yup, that’s me on Christmas Eve forty years ago looking very worried about the fire Dad’s fiddling with in the fireplace. I wanted to be sure that fire was OUT before Santa arrived. Hope you’re having a very Merry Christmas filled with memories that...

Appalachian Thursday–Christmas Trees

We’ve had a live Christmas tree almost every year–when I was a child and now as an adult. When we were kids in WV, we’d go to a nearby Christmas tree farm (I mean, a mile or so away) and pick out a tree. Now, in Western NC, the tree farms are higher...