|mountain folks (standard:Inspirational stories, 552 words)|
|Author: stanley mcqueen kentucky backwoods writer||Added: Apr 15 2007||Views/Reads: 2470/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|short article about mountain people|
Mountain Folk One thing I can say about mountain folks, that they are misunderstood by city folks. People that are raised in large cities know little about the heritage of mountain people. Their ways are much different and they for the most part are good people at heart.. I was raised on a small twenty six-acre farm. My father was a wonderful man, who believed in being honest and hard working, we grew tobacco being in eastern Kentucky where work was as scare as hens teeth , so to speak... we grew almost all our food , and worked as a family each of us has chores to do, and there was not a dull moment, we kept hogs and cows and work mules. We had no choice to be lazy we were taught that hard work makes for good character.. We were taught never to rebuke and elder and manners was of the most importance ... never butt in when a older person is speaking...never promise a man a day labor if you don't plain the be there when the time of work is at hand... when someone in the neighborhood died, the neighbors would assemble and dig the grave for the departed one,( people cared for one another.). If you was caught stealing from someone that marked you as someone that cannot be trust worthy.. Being mean or unruly in the worship house of the lord, would get you a good old fashion whipping, it was as simple as that.. When Sunday dinner was on the table and company of neighbors was come to pay a visit ... the children would... eat last this was a custom..they would wait quietly while all the adult eat,, and after the older folks was threw ..then I was time for all the children to have there dinner...I stood many a day and watch as a small boy my father and neighbor dig graves, I wonder why is this the custom when the folks that had passed away was not blood kin folks,, why do neighbor pitch in and assist in this ..I found out after I was grown that this was Christian love , that caused men to lay down there own work and help in this time of death ...it was the mountain way and there was something wonderful in lending a helping hand , These days of modern times have taken so much away from society .. And given nothing back ,, life use to be relative simple, and not it has gotten so far out of whack...I realize that modern inventions bring changes in the world that it one was. But I ask my self why couldn't we have kept the truth and the customs of the goodness of God along with modern times.. Well some of you that have never been taught of the old days of mountain times and ways ..many does not understand anything I have written about them times..I miss those days when a man word was his bond, and people took time to help one another , those were the glorious day of my youth in the green flush mountains of my beloved home old Kentucky.. I hope you enjoyed my article on mountain folks ..it you was raised by mountain folks email me firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet
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