Appalachian Thursday–Uncle Celly

Last week I included an excerpt from a booklet published by the Descendants of the French Creek Pioneers. It was about my great-great grandfather and included a mention of one of his children–my Uncle Marcellus. This is particularly interesting to me because I’d heard stories about Celly Phillips all my life–not only from Dad, butContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–Uncle Celly”

Appalachian Wednesday–The Swimmin’ Hole

At work recently we had a “Pool Olympics” for the kids in the ministry. Staff took those who wanted to go to the public pool in town and had a series of games for them to play complete with prizes. It was a broiling July afternoon perfect for the pool and there I was inContinue reading “Appalachian Wednesday–The Swimmin’ Hole”