Category Archives: Heritage

Decoration Day

I am reposting a piece from a few years ago. Not only is today Memorial Day and Decoration Day; it would have been Daddy’s 91st birthday. Decoration Day was very important to him so it is natural that I would … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving List

When I was still in the classroom, my students read a historical novel written entirely in free verse by Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust. One especially beautiful and inspiring passage was Thanksgiving List. It made a wonderful model for … Continue reading

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Kiser Family Original Homesite in Carter Caves State Park, Carter County Kentucky DELIVERANCE!!!? “Inbreds”!!!!? I cannot begin to tell you how offensive these depictions are to those of us from Appalachia. Some of my friends and family think nothing of … Continue reading

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