Appalachian Phrase of the Day
|One of the springs on our Farmette.|
"I keep just enough whiskey in the house to doctor sores, and to keep my throat from tickling."
The Wolfpen Notebooks
It occurred to me, while writing this, that I am not actually thinking of whiskey, but of moonshine. While, yes, we do have whiskey in the house, (I do live in Kentucky, let's get real.) I am referring to the mason jar of moonshine in the dining room.
It was gifted to me a couple of years ago by a reputable source who purchased it from a gentleman in Eastern Kentucky. Even after all this time, I do have some left in the quart jar, because let's face it, it ain't for the faint of heart.
If you have the time, I recommend the writings of James Still. A native of Appalachia, he writes of experience, observations, and real life in these great hills.