Photo of Alyce and Drew Williams sometime before or after their marriage in 1931. Photo taken in Hancock County, Vardy, Tennessee. Holding Library: King College.
Since Thursday is Valentine's Day, many people consider this the week of Love. Here in Appalachia there will be teddy-bears, candy, and roses galore given to those who are loved-or who are at least greatly desired for this moment in time.
Papaw Tony calls that kind of sweet romantic stuff he-ing and she-ing. When I was young my elders called it courting. The kids today-I have no clue what they call it-dating maybe?
Over the next few days we'll talk about love here on the Blind Pig-but don't worry we won't get too mushy. Come back tomorrow to see how the most famous dessert in Appalachia is all about love.
p.s. Aren't Alyce and Drew one of the most lovely couples you've ever seen?