Post by southernman on Sept 25, 2006 5:06:41 GMT -5
Just a quick hello to y'all.........................I am from Australia but my family have been in America from the late 1600s. We mainly come from Rutherford County, NC.....Wilkes County NC........Campbell County TN. My family connections are, starting with my last name.....Moad, Stanley and Hatfield. I will write a longer e-mail but I was not sure how active the site is now. Stay well Shane
Post by mrsackerman on Sept 28, 2006 11:36:27 GMT -5
Hey yall! I'm new to the group as well, but I really like this site. For the first time in my life I'm not living in the App Mountains. I never realized how different life is out of the mountains, and people are starting to ask me why I do some of the things I do, and to be completely honest I have no idea. My parents kept a little sack of water nailed next to their door, just like their parents and theirs. They say it keeps stuff out; all I know is I can leave the door open wide all day and never see fly one. Does anyone know why this is? If anyone had a wart or skin problem my great uncle Joe would cover it with his hand, and mutter real low, and the next week, whatever was there would be gone, and the skin would look new as a baby's. (My little cousin had five big warts on his hands they kept freezing off at the doctors when we were kids, but they kept coming back, until uncle joe came around and talked over it. I had a bad burn what should've scarred, but uncle Joe talked over it and the burned healed up faster than a paper cut.) He always smoked big cigars, and as kids it was rumored that he kept all those boxes from those cigars and that's where everything he cured went too, but if anyone crossed him, he'd wrap up one of those boxes pretty, and give it to them, and when they opened it, boy would thay have a bunch of problems! Uncle Joe is a very quiet man, and now very old. No one, not even his brother, my papa, knows exactly what he says when he gets to muttering, or how whatever he does works, but it does. All this sounds like hocus pocus to outsiders, but a more Godfearing family never walked. If anyone has similar experience or knows why the water thing might work, let me know!
Post by hollerhoojer on Feb 14, 2010 21:38:43 GMT -5
I'm a sort of old fellow from Pittsburgh, the northernmost city in Appalachia. My roots are down in the Blue Ridge mostly, in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. My folks have been there for some time. There's a cemetery down on the VA/NC line where you can walk my ancestors from one whose daddy worked for Washington right up to my father. I won't be buried there, though; I've got my eye on a nice peak further up in Virginia where I want my ashes scattered.
My one living sister is about the only one I can still talk to about the mountains, so it's nice to find other folks who feel as I do. I often think we highlanders must be a whole nother country set down in the middle of the US. I'm interested in folktales and superstitions, so look forward to sharing if anybody else is too.
Post by northstar96sc on Jun 24, 2010 18:42:32 GMT -5
Hi All-Just sayin' Hey from Ninety Six, SC. I accidentally (or was it fate) saw a documentary on Lewis Redmond and I am fascinated, as I have never heard of this local legend. I would like to know if Gary Carden is appearing anywhere local this summer to hear his story telling. Please let us know-