This is part of Blanton Forest, the largest old growth forest on the East Coast. My father helped preserve it, so we figured it was a good place for his ashes. It was a nice weekend with family and we met some very nice folks.
Middlesboro, Kentucky is a small part of the Appalachian mountains ironed flat by a meteor. The entire town is an impact crater. Middlesboro is right at Cumberland Gap -- the "gateway" through the mountains discovered by Thomas Walker (a distant relative) who also brought the second fox hound pack to the U.S.
"Tomorrow's Bread Today." This is what's left of the "Modern Bakery" where my grandmother wrapped small cakes that went into the lunch pails of miners. She made 20 cents an hour. Today, it looks like the place they would drop a body in "The Killing."
Pineville, Kentucky has a population of 1,700, about half what it was in the 1950s. The median income for a household in the city is $12,435, and over 37 percent of families and over 44 of the total population are below the poverty line.
My mother's family is from Augusta, Kansas, the same town as Barack Obama's mother.
The girls in New York City they all march for women's lib
And Better Homes and Gardens shows the modern way to live
And the pill may change the world tomorrow but meanwhile today
Here in Topeka the flies are a buzzin'
The dog is a barkin' and the floor needs a scrubbin'
One needs a spankin' and one needs a huggin'
Lord one's on the way
Oh gee I hope it ain't twins again