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Renea Winchester

Before “buy local” or “grow your own,” gardens at the home place were a necessary way of life. Folks bent over the earth as beads of sweat dripped from their brow into the dirt. They walked the garden rows, fretting about the harvest. more

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Decoration Day

Ashley T. Evans photo

Each year several generations of my family pile into pick-up trucks and travel back in time to a place many refer to as the “backwoods,” or “the hills.” My granny called it home. In Granny’s day, the creek was the lifeblood of the community. more

Jun 1, 2010 12:00 AM Good Reads