In 1976 Dwight Childers talked with his uncle, Frances David Childers (1893 - 1983), about how people lived when he was a boy in the mountains of NC.
At that time everybody in the whole world, Virginia and everywhere, was livin’ like I was. The’ [wudn] none of this fancy stuff then. I’ve traced back and found out about people ‘t knowed. All lived like I did. Just scratch and scratch, that’s all the’ was to it.
Between the time when Frances was a child in the mountains of NC and today-there have been boom times and bust times.
Since my area seems to be stuck in a bust time-I'd wager, many people here would feel sorta like Frances described "Just scratch and scratch, that's all the' was to it."
Since it was music that first introduced me to the Ocona Lufta Valley-leave a comment on this post to be entered in a cd giveaway. (Giveaway ends Sunday Feb 24 at 5pm)
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