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 you can tuck away to unwrap on Christmases to come!

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 up inContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–Christmas Trees”

Appalachian Thursday–Christmas Countdown

Guess what? It’s 21 days ’til Christmas! Yup, Christmas is just three weeks away. Are you ready? Are you counting down with joy and anticipation? Or is there a little how-will-I-get-everything-done dread mixed in there? When I was little, we had a count-down to Christmas wall hanging my mom made. It was in the shape ofContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–Christmas Countdown”