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Photo credit to courtney065 flikr Callie knew she shouldn’t have come here. She was glad her cousin, Daniel, was with her. She had been gone from Kentucky, the state where she had grown up and lived most of her adult

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Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Before I start this book review, I feel the need to print a bit of a disclaimer. This book is about the area of the country in which I grew up. I grew up on the fringes of Appalachia, but

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#weekendcoffeeshare 12/10/2016

“Jenn, I’m so glad you’re back for our #weekendcoffeeshare! It’s been a long time since we’ve had coffee together,” I said as Jenn came through the door. “Oh, I’m glad to be back. I’ve been gone too long. I’m anxious

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Posted in weekendcoffeeshare, Writing

Mother’s Day: Founded in Appalachia

Mother’s Day, an important holiday to many of us, originated in Appalachia.┬áIt was founded in 1858 by Ann Jarvis. The founding of Mother’s Day was in response to the need for sanitation for new mothers since the infant mortality rate

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Appalachian Roots

I am from Appalachia, central Appalchia to be exact. Northeastern Kentucky to be even more exact. My roots have a bit of a split personality. Part Appalachian, part Swedish! What a combination which probably accounts for my split personality and

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Posted in Appalachia, Drug abuse, Eastern Kentucky, Poverty, Uncategorized
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