Monthly Archives: March 2012

This train never derailed more than once a trip

Fans like it because it is short, completely independent (in more ways than one), and sticks staunchly to steam power—represented by three extraordinary locomotives, the like of which there is not anywhere else. They like also its galloping rails, which are rough enough to thrill but not sufficiently out of line or surface to derail […]


Granny women

Granny women. Appalachia’s midwives. They are usually elder women in the community, the ones people come to with their problems. They do not wear any special garb or have any physical attributes, other than being elderly, that a person can identify them by. The Granny women are recognized throughout the community by their actions. For […]

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