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Re: Childhood Memories
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2019, 08:49:22 am »
The little kids would poke the guts, it was a very special day.

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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2019, 03:15:48 pm »
LOL.

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Re: Childhood Memories
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 03:31:26 pm »
Anybody swing on a gravevine, I did as a kid and am still alive!  :)

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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2019, 03:32:21 pm »
I did!  Me and my brother smoked rabbit tobacco too. It was awful. LOL

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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2019, 03:37:41 pm »
I did!  Me and my brother smoked rabbit tobacco too. It was awful. LOL
We smoked it too CW. haha
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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2019, 05:57:47 pm »
Dad raised a hog, he named it Shirley.  When it came time to butcher it and put it in the freezer, none of us kids would eat it.  Mom tricked my brother into eating some.  I'll never forget him crying when he found out he ate Shirley.  lol
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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2019, 06:26:25 pm »
Dad would never let us name our livestock for that exact reason.  LOL

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Re: Childhood Memories
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2019, 08:28:16 pm »
Growing up we lived on the banks of the Ohio River on the West Virginia side.  Dad climbed up in a tree on the riverbank and tied a rope to an old tire for us kids to swing on.  We had so much fun swinging out over the river.

We were never allowed to go near the river unless an adult was with us but one day I was sitting on the hill looking down on the river and right across in the distance I saw a bunch of boys splashing and swimming on the Ohio side.  I was lonely and wanted to go swimming too.  I got an old black innertube out of the basement, blew it up and away I went with no life jacket on or any adults in sight.  About midways I hear an awful commotion coming from the riverbank.  I look over my shoulder and there was dad waving his arms and screaming at me to come back.  He kept saying, "A barge could have ran over you.  A barge could have ran over you."  I was probably 7 or 8 at the time.  What kids won't do...  smh
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Re: Childhood Memories
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2019, 12:37:27 pm »
Great story!!

You know there's an old bluegrass song about the banks of the Ohio?  It's about the 2 favorite subjects of old folk songs.  Love and murder.  lol
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« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2019, 04:08:59 pm »
Is this it?
I met a little girl in Knoxville, a town we all know well
And every Sunday evening, out in her home I'd dwell
We went to take an evening walk about a mile from town
I picked a stick up off the ground and knocked that fair girl down

She fell down on her bended knees for mercy she did cry
Oh Willie dear don't kill me here, I'm unprepared to die
She never spoke another word, I only beat her more
Until the ground around me within her blood did flow

I took her by her golden curls and I drug her round and around
Throwing her into the river that flows through Knoxville town
Go down, go down, you Knoxville girl with the dark and rolling eyes
Go down, go down, you Knoxville girl, you can never be my bride

I started back to Knoxville, got there about midnight
My Mother she was worried and woke up in a fright
Saying "Dear son, what have you done to bloody your clothes so?"
I told my anxious Mother, I was bleeding at my nose

I called for me a candle to light myself to bed
I called for me a hankerchief to bind my aching head
Rolled and tumbled the whole night throught, as troubles was for me
Like flames of hell around my bed and in my eyes could see

They carried me down to Knoxville and put me in a cell
My friends all tried to get me out but none could go my bail
I'm here to waste my life away down in this dirty old jail
Because I murdered that Knoxville girl, the girl I loved so well
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2019, 01:01:29 am »
I'm in Eastern Kentucky near Pikeville.
I been to Pikeville countless times in past 15 years. I think it is an oasis in the middle of the coalfields with the infrastructure that it contains. I like the job of the Cut-Thru. It looks like the center of a metro area and even has an arena. There are thousands of people passing by that city from hundreds of miles away going to Ohio to TN, etc. it is the cleanest looking city I ever seen in coal country. Very busy without an interstate highway. 460 goes thru there, takes you East to Bluefield and Princeton, 119 to Charleston and 23 to Columbus and Asheville.

I remember visiting Pikeville when I was a kid and looked much different and cut- thru was reason why, I believe the train and river went thru town and the city was like Welch, a bit dirty because of coal. Did not return until my 30s.

Now Hazard, Ky looks like Welch on steroids with similar built streets with separate one way main streets and a bypass on top of the mountain and a flooding history...

 

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Re: Childhood Memories
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2019, 10:17:43 am »
TP, that's Knoxville Girl but they're pretty close to the same.  LOL

I asked my love to take a walk
Just a walk a little way
And as we walk, oh, may we talk
All about our wedding day

Only say that youíll be mine
In our home weíll happy be
Down beside where the waters flow
On the banks of the Ohio

I held a knife against her breast
As into my arms she pressed
She said Willie, donít you murder me
Iím unprepared for eternity

I took her by her lily white hand
And dragged her down that bank of sand
There I throwed her in to drown
I watched her as she floated down

Was walking home tween twelve and one
Thinkiní of what I had done
I killed a girl, my love you see
Because she would not marry me

The very next morn about half past four
The Sheriff came knocked at my door
He said now young man come now and go
Down to the Banks of the Ohio
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Re: Childhood Memories
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2019, 07:15:47 pm »
TP, that's Knoxville Girl but they're pretty close to the same.  LOL

I asked my love to take a walk
Just a walk a little way
And as we walk, oh, may we talk
All about our wedding day

Only say that youíll be mine
In our home weíll happy be
Down beside where the waters flow
On the banks of the Ohio

I held a knife against her breast
As into my arms she pressed
She said Willie, donít you murder me
Iím unprepared for eternity

I took her by her lily white hand
And dragged her down that bank of sand
There I throwed her in to drown
I watched her as she floated down

Was walking home tween twelve and one
Thinkiní of what I had done
I killed a girl, my love you see
Because she would not marry me

The very next morn about half past four
The Sheriff came knocked at my door
He said now young man come now and go
Down to the Banks of the Ohio
Yes they are close CW.

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Re: Childhood Memories
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2019, 07:49:31 pm »
Aunt Josie's blackberry cobbler, still hot from the oven.
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Re: Childhood Memories
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2019, 08:44:51 pm »
Little green apples.

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Re: Childhood Memories
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2019, 01:23:11 pm »
Through the eyes of a child I remember Campbell, the Fuller Brush salesman, talking about his brushes to my maw maw out in the yard.  Well paw paw was jealous of maw maw cause she was pretty I guess, paw paw picked up a pitchfork and ran after old Campbell chasing him all over the yard.  The last time I saw him he was hiding behind a tree.  True Story...

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Re: Childhood Memories
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2019, 01:36:49 pm »
The milk man bringing milk, butter, eggs, cheese and orange juice.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

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« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2019, 01:39:02 pm »
I remember the smell of lilacs and honeysuckle growing on the riverbank and how I use to pinch off a honeysuckle blossom, bring it to my mouth, and blow on it to make it whistle.