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December 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Appalachian Writers



A few months ago I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite writers, Marshall McClung. Marshall's writing style and choice of subject matter reminds me of John Parris, who was well known for his Roaming the Mountains newspaper column in the Asheville Citizen-Times.



Marshall McClung is a… Continue

Added by Tipper on December 31, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

I Wonder As I Wander: Murphy, NC 1933



Murphy 1930s Courtesy of Cherokee Co. Historical Museum



Last Christmas Pap loaned me a book someone had bought him, Stories Behind the Best Loved Songs of Christmas. He knew I'd find the history of the songs interesting and I did-but I was surprised to learn, one Christmas song originated right here in my back yard.…





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Added by Tipper on December 17, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

My Daddy's Funeral

My name is Kenny Zachary LaRue. Everybody calls me K.Z. though. When I was in school a bunch of stuck-up town kids kept following me around and calling me “krazy, krazy, krazy larue.” They stopped

that pretty quick when I cut a couple of ‘em with my KA-BAR pig sticker. The

sheriff come by and took me to the county reform school for a couple of months.

I weren’t mad at ‘em. They was just stupid. I don’t mind folks calling me…

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Added by Chuck Connors on December 16, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Big Yellow House

Aunt Mamie and Uncle Early's Home..

This photo shows Mamie and Early at their wedding.



Aunt Mamie, was my dad's oldest sister. She married Early Lee Anderson and moved to Clay County. She came from a very Democratic family and Uncle Early was a Republican. This rather astonished my…

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Added by Sallie on December 15, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

What I'm reading now ...

What I'm reading now (actually what I just finished).



Just Passin’ Thru by Winton Porter (Menasha Press).

Since 2001, Winton has owned Mountain Crossings,

a combination hostel and outfitter shop on the Appalachian Trail

at the bottom of Blood Mountain in North Georgia.

For every thru-hiker who makes it as far as Mountain Crossings,

there is a story. An amusing book.



Danny Bernstein…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on December 15, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

New mediums for publishing

Publishing a book can be quite a feat, especially for a first time author. New mediums for publishing books are fascinating. One author (tech related) has published a book using Cloud Hosting. She has done a variety of Multivariate Testing to discover she may have a large potential audience. She plans to give… Continue

Added by Cindy Fallsen on December 11, 2009 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Taking Them Home

Christmas parades all over the land;

High school bands marching down Main Street.

Baton twirlers leaping towards the sky;

Fire engines with flashing lights and blowing sirens.



Pretty girls waving from convertibles;

Fat, laughing Santas throw candy from the floats.

Little children chase after the tossed treats into the street.

Everyone laughing, all are smiling.



Yet back in the shadows, some watch in silence;

Little girls and boys who… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on December 9, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Gray Missilesmi

Sleek gray missiles knifing cleanly through the air;

Winging their way through the skies wide and clear;

Thousands of birds borne upon the winds;

Hundreds of squadrons on an ancient mission.



The oldest and strongest lead the flights;

The young and the weak follow behind.

“Honka, honka,” the lead ganders give the cry;

Straight on, fly true, for thousands of miles.



The lead birds slipping back from time-to-time;

Resting in the slipstream of… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on December 9, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Malaprop's hosts regional authors in December

I'm grateful to all of you for the support you've offered me and my two hiking guides; the most recent is Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Heritage

Malaprop's in Asheville continues to support regional writers. I will be signing books there on Saturday December 12 between 3 and 4 P.M.



Come by and say “hello”, pick up a bookmark and think of your outdoor friends at Christmas.



I hope you'll come into Malaprop's sometime during their celebration of books and… Continue

Added by Danny Bernstein on December 9, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Another Universe

Riding over to Asheville on a chilly wintry day,
Going to the movies at a Sunday matinee.
Will I meet up with my new friend?
Or will I fail to connect again?
Only time will tell about us—
Whether we hit it off or not.
Saw a Sandra Bullock film;
It just might win an Oscar too.
Afterwards, conversation over coffee;
Gazing into her dark eyes;
Diving into another universe.


Chuck Connors, December 6, 2009

Added by Chuck Connors on December 7, 2009 at 1:06am — No Comments

Gritted Bread



After Pap showed me how to parch corn-he told me about gritted bread. Pap recalls 2 types of bread being called gritted bread. The first was made by using fresh corn that had been allowed to dry slightly overnight or a little longer. A grater-usually homemade-was used to remove the corn from the cob. After mixing sodie (baking soda),… Continue

Added by Tipper on December 3, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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