Appalachian Phrase of the Day


"He lives so far up a narrow dark hollow he has to break daylight with a crowbar."  

The Wolfpen Notebooks  



This quote describe mky small spot of life, to a "T".  Even with the political upheaval, a possible recession looming on the horizon, and much despair on the news each day, life presses on here.  Biscuits are still baked each morning at the local gas station/farmer's hangout each day.  Crops are being harvested and a nice thunderstorm popped up this afternoon giving us some much needed rain and a break from the heat.  School is in session and all matter of family folk help with the children.  

We are but a tiny map dot pressing on each day.  


"Human nature cannot be studied in a city except at a disadvantage ~ a village is the place.  There you can know your man inside and out ~ in a city you know but his crust; and his crust is usually a lie."  

Mark Twain  



Comments

  1. A village is the place, I like that phrase. Thomas Jefferson wrote that farmers, those who work the land, will be the ones to save the country. They are the salt of the earth, and thank goodness for the biscuits being baked every day.

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  2. Hello, life goes on and people keep going on. We could use some rain here, it seems to go around us.

    Wishing you a great day!

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  3. You are spot on Michelle, life goes on despite the pandemonium around us ✨

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  4. I remember my mom's fresh baked biscuits. Life was simpler for those of us who were children then. xo Laura

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  5. I've never heard an expression like that one!

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  6. That expression is new to me too. Even where things are totally crazy, life still moves forward. We have plenty of rain the last few days which is always expected. It's the default weather for here. :)

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  7. That's a new saying for me. : )
    Pretty picture.

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  8. Bottoms surprise, Mark Twain (and Michele in her holler) expressed my thoughts far better than I could ever do. And I am grateful to both!

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  9. Life does go on Michelle, but if Trump continues with his madness it is going to go on in a whole different way. I wonder if the Jews of Europe during the second world war simply thought that "life goes on?" I bet the Cambodians didn't think so when Pol Pot came to power. Trump has the possibility of transforming you whole country beyond recognition.

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  10. I have not heard about having to break daylight with a crowbar, but I have heard of living so far out in the woods that you have to pipe the sunshine in!

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