Thursday, March 29, 2012

Appalachian Spring

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

For Reba

"Earl Eugene Scruggs was born on Jan. 6, 1924,
in Flint Hill, near Shelby, N.C.,
to George Elam Scruggs, a farmer and bookkeeper,
and the former Georgia Lula Ruppe,
who played the pump organ in church.
He attended high school in Boiling Springs, N.C."

— Today's online New York Times


Monday, March 28, 2011


Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

"Desire, hearing the calendar hymn, repudiates the negativity of the mind of winter…."

Related material: Appalachian Spring at Harvard and Reba.com.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Palm at the End of the Mind

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:12 AM

"Democrats– in conclusion– Democrats in America
were put on earth to do one thing— Drag the
ignorant hillbilly half of this country into the next
century, which in their case is the 19th."

Bill Maher on Friday


Happy Palm Sunday
to Appalachia and
Happy Birthday, Reba

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday May 18, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:48 PM
Happy May 18, Reba

For the host of tonight’s
Academy of Country Music Awards:

Map of Appalachia

“Well now what can I say
at the end of the day?”
Country song lyric 

Und was für
ein Bild des Christentums 
ist dabei herausgekommen?


“How’d yuh know deh was
such a place,” I says, “if yuh neveh
been deh befoeh?”
    “Oh,” he says, “I got a map.”
    “A map?” I says.
    “Sure,” he says, “I got a map
dat tells me about all dese places.
I take it wit me every time
I come out heah,” he says.
    And Jesus! Wit dat, he pulls it out
of his pocket, an’ so help me,
 but he’s got it– he’s tellin’
 duh troot–  a big map of
     duh whole f_____ place….”

Thomas Wolfe of
 Asheville, North Carolina

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