I believe many people who live in the Appalachian Mountains would considers themselves Mountain Folk. I know I do. I have always had a great love of Appalachian History, really of all things old. My infatuation with anything vintage or old is more than an attraction to the styles, designs or simple sweetness of those times. It is in the vast knowledge and profound truths that can be learned from the past. The tried and true beckon me.
Here at the Blind Pig & The Acorn my endeavor is to weave what went before into my hope for the future and an appreciation of the present. I will feature profiles of Mountain Folk who show an inclination to old time ways, to old time traditional music and to art. Whether someone is detailing how to can green beans, plant corn, quilt or someone is singing or playing an old time song there is a wealth of information to be gathered from the people of the Appalachian Mountains.
This is LC my first Mountain Folk profile. LC is one of Pap's closest friends.
I've known LC my entire life and without a doubt he is Mountain Folk.
LC is a native Appalachian who was born in 1930 in Blue Ridge, Georgia. There were 16 children in his family-7 girls and 9 boys. There were 2 sets of twins-LC was part of one set. Sadly, his twin brother, JB, died at the age of 22 from a brain tumor.
LC is an Army Veteran, who served during the Korean War. After fulfilling his duty to his country LC worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator until he retired. He and his wife Frankie (who just happens to be world famous for her biscuits and banana pudding) raised a family of six wonderful folks.
To read more about LC go to Blind Pig & The Acorn Mountain Folk.
Sylvia Lou Palmer Lee was born in 1940 in the Pleasant Valley area of Cherokee County NC. She weighed 1lb 4oz and her twin sister weighed 2lb 6oz. Her sister was born blue and died 4 days later. Seems little Sylvia, although the smallest, was a fighter. Her father, an electrician, fashioned a homemade incubator from a wooden radio box and a string of Christmas lights to aid in Sylvia's survival. They fed her with an eye dropper.
To read more about this Appalachian Woman go to Blind Pig & The Acorn Mountain Folk.
Hubert Kirkland is a native Appalachian-born and raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I interviewed Hubert about his life in Appalachia to read the interview click here.