Thursday, November 03, 2011

My Heart, My Soul, and My Grave

News reached me today that the property I co-own on Polish Mountain has been finalized for sale. Of my six cousins and sister, I was the only one who did not want to sell the farm.

I am no longer Appalachian. I am formerly from Appalachia. Only when I die will I become an Appalachian again.


At November 03, 2011 , Blogger Alex Pendragon said...

I know how strongly a person can become one with place, and I grieve with you. I wish we didn't have to OWN the pieces of this world we wish to live in.

At November 03, 2011 , Anonymous Pam said...


At November 04, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Appalachian is an Appalachian everywhere. Rodger C

At November 04, 2011 , Anonymous BellaDonna said...

I'm so sorry you had to give up something that feels like a part of you. But you'll ALWAYS be Appalachian, no matter where you live or what you do or don't "own".

At November 05, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As one fortunate enough to have stuck it out here in Appalachia lo these many years I can say with complete sincerity that you Anne will always be welcome ‘home’, for Appalachia is less a place than a state of mind and spirit.

At November 05, 2011 , Anonymous Lori F - MN said...

You can take the girl out of Appalachia but you'll never get Appalachia out of the girl. Appalachia forever!


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