Monday, November 15, 2021

Growing Up in the Mountains

 Via Diane Yeary Works 

May be a black-and-white image of standing and outdoors 

Growing up in the mountains...
Is being called backwards and uneducated...
Being asked if you wore shoes in the summer...
Assumed to be unsophisticated...
Having your accent ridiculed...
Being called hillbillies and hicks...
But growing up in the mountains, you are heir to a legacy...
Ancestors who tamed the land, cut down trees without power tools and built homes without house plans.
Growing up in the mountains means you are only a generation or two from having to grow gardens because it was necessary to keep from starving-- not just as a quaint hobby...
Grandparents who smoked meat and dried beans for the long winter...
And carried water from a stream to cook and wash with...
A mountain accent is a blend of old English, Irish and Scottish--a tribute to your heritage. 
Mountain mothers worked in the fields, tended their young, raised chickens and were masterful cooks. They kept their homes in order, and were usually the moral compass of the family. 
Mountain fathers worked all day in the coal mines, worked in the fields, built their own house, made caskets for the deceased and could shoe horses.
Mountain people are resourceful, extremely hard working and innovative. They won't cower in safe spaces. They were the originators of dealing with whatever life threw at them. They never expected handouts or thought that they deserved anything. 
If you are from the mountains, be proud of who you are...where you came from...and don't let anyone dismiss you. Show the world your grit.
Story credit: Douglas Couch
Photo credit: Joe Clark [Retrieving water from the well], photograph, Date Unknown; accessed November 14, 2020, University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library,; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

Southern Hospitality in Asia


Many years ago I spent five fantastic weeks in Boston during the fall. Though I had heard about the explosive colors of autumn in New England, it truly was a sight to see. So too were the two games I attended at Fenway Park, only a year after the Red Sox swept the Rockies in the World Series. But the fondest memory I have from my time there was the treatment I received from several Southern transplant families who were in a Bible study at a local Presbyterian church (at the time I was both Presbyterian and a part-time student at Reformed Theological Seminary).

One family, originally from North Carolina, allowed me to park my car outside their suburban home so I didn’t have to pay the additional garage fees at my hotel in the city (they also hosted me for a meal every weekend). Another from Georgia met me a few times for dinner, while yet another from Kentucky had me over for beers a couple of evenings. All of it meant the world to a young single guy in a new city who would have otherwise spent most of that time reading alone at a bar near his hotel, just to keep away the loneliness blues.

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Howard Zinn and the Book That Poisoned a Generation

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 Circa 1865

In April 1878, former-President Jefferson Davis prepared a letter to be read at the laying of the cornerstone of the Macon, Georgia monument to Southern dead. He wrote “Should it be asked why, then, build this monument? The answer is, they [the veterans] do not need it, but posterity may. It is not their reward, but our debt. Let the monument teach . . . that man is born for duty, not for expediency; than when an attack is made on the community to which he belongs, by which he is protected, and to which his allegiance is due, his first obligation is to defend that community . . . Let this monument teach that heroism derives its luster from the justice of the cause in which it is displayed, and let it mark the difference between a war waged for the robber-like purpose of conquest and one to repel invasion — to defend a people’s hearths and altars, and to maintain their laws and liberties.”

“Who Owns These Monuments?”

“An address on “Who Owns These Monuments?” delivered by Dr. Joseph Grier of Chester, South Carolina at the dedication of the Richburg monument on May 7, 1939, best sums up the issue of responsibility.

“Whose monument is this? He said, “It is the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s because it is their labor of love, representing a long period of loyalty, devotion and sacrifice, culminating in the erection of the splendid memorial.

Secondly, it is the community’s, because it will stand by the roadside for centuries in the same place and all may see it and draw inspiration from it.

Thirdly, it belongs to the Confederate soldiers whose names ate inscribed on it, because it is erected in their honor.

And Fourthly, to God, because patriotism and devotion to duty and willingness to sacrifice are a vital part of religion, and as we feel the impact of these things, we are swept toward God.”

(A Guide to Confederate Monuments in South Carolina . . . Passing the Silent Cup, Robert S. Seigler, SC Department of Archives and History, 1997, pg. 21)

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AG Garland Silent on Pro-CRT ‘Domestic Terrorist’

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AG Garland Silent on Pro-CRT ‘Domestic Terrorist’

“I got over a thousand soldiers ready to go … locked and loaded.”

Those were the angry words of one Malikk Austin, a known Black Lives Matter agitator who showed up at a Fort Worth Independent School District meeting last week to support the racist doctrine known as Critical Race Theory and to denounce and threaten district parents who don’t happen to share his views.

Austin didn’t even have the decency to address the school board. Instead, he turned his back to the board and let loose with a screed aimed directly at the other parents in attendance. “My First Amendment rights!” he yelled, apparently unaware that there’s an awfully blurry line when it comes to the First Amendment and intimidating or threatening others with violence.

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Open Letter to Congress

Resign. It’s the only way out. The dark winter is coming and the diabolical bills you’ve passed will be the end of your career. You’ve flouted fiduciary responsibility for the people’s money and enslaved them with debt. Already, the spending bills you passed as Covid relief, that largely helped every other nation but your own, every other people but your own, are driving inflation to unsustainable levels, the likes of which only Venezuela has seen and because of the same policies. The infrastructure bill that put in place communistic programs and restrictive laws while offering only one third of it to actual infrastructure, will ensure that rival communist nations will benefit far more from them than our own people, destroying jobs here and making jobs there. Thirteen Republicans voted for that, who are not only traitors to their oaths, but opportunists and political hacks.

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Vowing to fight charges, Trump ally Steve Bannon surrenders in Washington