Category Archives: Appalachia

The Naming of a Beloved Community

I was born in southeastern Kentucky–deep within the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Our little community originally was named Four Mile and was split by a skinny two-lane highway. Several houses, including that of my grandparents, were built on the narrow strip … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome

Because of the lack of available employment in our Appalachian community decades ago, my dad had to move our family north. Jobs were plentiful in the new area, but an encouraging welcome was not. Because of those hurtful years, I … Continue reading

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