Saturday, August 24, 2002

If you've ever wondered how to butcher a hog, can vegetables, or survive without running water (even if you haven't) you owe it to yourself to check out The Foxfire Book series. The book is a compilation of interviews, photos, and how-to articles collected from elderly residents of Appalachian mountain communities. My 73 Y/O Appalachian grandma is on my mind today, and I was looking for my copy. When I first read it, it generated such a neat conversation between us, as I asked Gram about what I read and she told me her own stories. The knowledge of life and living held in her generation is a treasure being lost to us by the day-- Call your grandparents!

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