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Act 5, Scene 1: Irene’s Twilight Zone See whole poem, "The Main Show," and index of scenes.  (Spotlight opens on the lobby of the theater.  Characters who remain in the lobby enter the theater, which remains dark.  Joan the nurse tells the tour guide to also go in, and the narrator hangs back awhile.) Joan: Go ahead in. I’ll stay with my patient.Anyway, this is a family…See More
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"The introduction of my new publication, Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock will be launched on Sept 14 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Henderson County Court House 500 Main Street. A talk and a brief slide show follows with refreshments afterward. …"
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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Stephen Morgan's obituary

obituary of Brother Stephen Morgan

copied from Flat Creek Baptist Church Minutes..published by Norma Morgan

original spelling unchanged

who departed this life July 23rd 1896. Born Nov. 1st 1809 age eighty six

years eight months and 22 days professed faith in Christ the ninth year

of his age and joined the church at FLAT CREEK in the 22 year of his age

In the year 1832 and lived a faithful and devoted member of the same

until his death making him a member…
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Added by Sallie on February 10, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Being Frugal & Green By Planting Seeds In Newspaper Pots



My thoughts have been swirling around this summer's vegetable garden. For the past several years, we've purchased plants that need an extra jump on the growing season-like tomatoes and peppers.



Since money is tight this year-I decided to go back to germinating seeds indoors in an effort to save money. I've started seeds in all sorts of plastic containers before-and even tried the egg shell method one year. I liked the egg shell-because… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 10, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 4



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test!



1. Call On

2. Conniption

3. Captain

4. Care

5. Carry

6. Crick

7. Catamount

8. Catheads

9. Cheer

10. Chunk





1. Call On-to visit someone. "I believe I'll call on Uncle Tex, I hear he ain't been doing no good."

2. Conniption-a mad fit. "Granny had a conniption when she saw the mud… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 7, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Quilting Bee - Then And Now



Back in the day-quilts were a necessity of life-actually they still are to a degree. Quilts offer warmth for our bodies-a way to protect ourselves from the cold. Yet, when you look back to the days of living in an uninsulated house with only a fireplace or cookstove to supply heat, you realize what an important role quilts played in the days of old.



The ability to quilt stretched across all social classes-you needed warmth from the cold… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Memories Of Winter Months Spent In Appalachia



In the old days the long winter months following Christmas and New Years were a time to catch up on housework, sewing, quilting, barn work, hardware repair, and planning for spring and planting time. Certainly folks still had work to do-feeding/caring for the animals, and making sure the wood supply would make it till spring-but the weather conditions forced the late winter months to also be a time of rest (compared to the long work days of… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 1, 2009 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

Wesley and Mary's Answered Prayer



Some years ago our daughter went to visit an ancestral grave in Campground Cemetery

in the Qualla Boundary, While there she noticed the grave of our grandfathers brother Wesley Vance Miller and his wife Mary. She noticed that Wesley died on September 4th 1921 and Mary died on September 5, 1921.

I discussed this with a cousin who does genealogy and found out there was quite a story.

Wesley and Mary always prayed that one would not… Continue

Added by Sallie on January 27, 2009 at 1:20am — No Comments

Memories of Uncle Bill

I have listed my impressions of William J Miller..who I am proud to say was my uncle.

Uncle Bill left his native Asheville when he was almost 18, immediately after his graduation from Lee Edwards High School. He went to live with a brother in Cleveland Ohio, and Louis Selzer gave him a job at the Cleveland Press.



William J. Miller was at one time the Editor of The New York Herald Tribune. He occupied Horace Greeley's old office.…

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Added by Sallie on January 26, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Medicinal Remedies From Appalachia



As far as sickness goes-last winter was the worst we've had since the girls started school. Illnesses started before Christmas and lasted clean till May. Chitter and Chatter had strep throat about 5 times between them-of course they never had it simultaneously-you know when just one of those expensive tests would have been enough to prescribe medication for both of them-no they had it individually, usually a few weeks to a month… Continue

Added by Tipper on January 22, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Film rights/options available to "IVORY JOINS THE REAPING WORLD WIND"

I posted a press release on PRWEB.COM



http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/01/prweb1812854.htm



Film Rights and Options Available to

"Ivory Joins The Reaping World Wind or

Who Caused The Best End Of Earth Ever?"




H. R. Williams announces film rights and options to his debut Speculative Spiritual Fantasy novel entitled "Ivory Joins The Reaping World Wind or Who Caused The Best End Of Earth Ever?" (ISBN 0-7414-4283-3) are being made available to… Continue

Added by HOLLIS WILLIAMS on January 17, 2009 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Cold As Whiz



Bitter cold has made it's way to the southern Appalachian Mountains. Tonight is forecast to be the coldest night of the year. The temp this morning was a frigid 3 degrees-in my opinion thats just about cold enough.





When describing just how cold it is, folks can get pretty imaginative like:



* Cold as whiz (I always say this when it's cold-I have no clue what it means.)

*… Continue

Added by Tipper on January 16, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

LOL In Appalachia

Some laughter by way of Pap and an old friend Ollie.





Horace was well known for being a prankster-never one to pass up a chance to poke some fun at someone. He had a new tool in is arsenal-a dog whistle. One afternoon Horace went up the road to visit Ollie. After arriving on the porch to sit a spell, Horace told Ollie to call his dogs-he wanted to see if they were any good. Ollie called to his dogs and one came bounding up the steps just… Continue

Added by Tipper on January 13, 2009 at 9:28am — No Comments

Mary Of The Wild Moor



This week's Pickin' & Grinnin' In The Kitchen Spot at the Blind Pig & The Acorn features a song of old Mary Of The Wild Moor. Like most songs-this one has a neat history. The song tells the sad lonesome story of a mother and child freezing to death because her father couldn't hear her cries for help-doesn't get much sadder than that.



It's hard to imagine a world where information… Continue

Added by Tipper on January 10, 2009 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 3



Time for another Appalachian Vocabulary Test.



Blackberry winter

Blow

Blue john

Boot

Brought on

Budget

Bumfuzzle

Buss

Bust a gut

Branch






Blackberry winter-the last cold spell in the spring "I was all ready to go barefoot for the summer and then blackberry winter showed up."



Blow-to brag or one who brags… Continue

Added by Tipper on January 6, 2009 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Dropping Possums



You've heard of watching the Big Ball drop on New Years Eve-have you heard of watching a Possum drop? Clay Logan, a gentleman down the road from me, has become quite famous for hosting his annual Possum Drop.



The Possum Drop is a huge event-each year it draws a larger crowd than the previous year-last year over 500 attended. However, not all folks are pleased with the event.…



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Added by Tipper on December 29, 2008 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Johnny B Goode and Breaking Up Christmas



In the early 1900s, folks living in the mountains of North Carolina lengthened the holiday season by celebrating the 2 weeks following Christmas-they called it Breaking Up Christmas.





Residents in the community would host a series of house parties. Each night the party would be held in a different… Continue

Added by Tipper on December 27, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Christmas In Appalachia 1938



My Great Aunt, Hazel Currie, recently shared a Christmas memory with me-an Appalachian Christmas memory.





The first Christmas I can recall clearly was in 1938. We lived in Cherokee County, NC along the Hiawasse River on the Harshaw Farm, where my Poppa was a sharecropper.



I remember Poppa bringing in a pine tree he'd cut in the woods-he'd even found one with pine cones-already…
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Added by Tipper on December 18, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

A White Pine Christmas



At the center of my childhood Christmas memories stands a White Pine. Granny loves Christmas-the decorating, the cooking, the merry making. Growing up, her excitement made Christmas truly special-even though there was never much money.



I was a teenager before I realized you could buy a Christmas tree specially grown and cut. I figured everyone went out in the woods and cut one like we did. Neither did I realize the White Pine is at the… Continue

Added by Tipper on December 16, 2008 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

Songs Of Christmas



Just in time for Christmas-Paul and Pap's first Christmas CD is available NOW! For the past few weeks you've been listening to a few of the songs on the player-the CD has additional songs (you can see the titles below). All music and vocals are performed by Paul and Pap with the exception of The Little Drummer Boy an instrumental performed by Henry Wilson, Pap's baby brother. Henry has been playing guitar-mostly Chet Atkins style-since he was a… Continue

Added by Tipper on December 11, 2008 at 2:40pm — No Comments

tuesday in b'klyn

with time to kill
while my cat gets his balls
snipped off,
i go up to the botanical gardens.
the roses are in bloom.
i sniff the hybrid teas,
careful
not to annoy
the bees
as they frantically
roll and rub themselves
in sex.

Added by Vittoria repetto on December 10, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

the sistine chapel

as god creates the moon.
michelangelo lets.
the robe slip.
showing us.
the ass of god.
pink and firm.

Added by Vittoria repetto on December 10, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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