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Aunt Bill Rambles about Company

Well, this wadn’t what I wuz gonna tell you’uns about today, but I just haf  to tell you about the company we had yestiddy.  Our friend called and said she wuz comin’ to a funeral in Geraldine and wanted to

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Aunt Bill Rambles

Well, I jist haf to tell you’uns what I see’d last week in the doctor’s office.  It seems I go to the doctor’s office more and more.  Could hit be cause I’m gettin’ older? They wuz toys in there fer

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Aunt Bill Rambles – Easter

When I got up this morning I thought how sad Marthie musta been when she wuz goin’ to visit the tomb.  I jest wonder how she felt when she see’d the stone rolled away.  Who would believe Peter was the first one

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Aunt Bill Rambles — Cemeteries

Since the month of May is Decoration Time here on the mountain, I thought I’d tell you’ens how hit used to be.  Now fer you folks what don’t know about Decoration Day — hit’s when kinfolks and friends meet at

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Aunt Bill Rambles – Hummingbird Cake

Well this here ain’t what I aimed to write about today but. . . Last week Billie let me prowl around on her Facebook page and I see’d this recipe fer Hummingbird Cake.  This woman said “Hit wuz to die fer.” 

Posted in In the Kitchen, Ramblin's

Aunt Bill Rambles – Mother Hubbard Dress

Maybe you don’t know what a Mother Hubbard Dress is — well, hits jest got a yoke and then gathered onto that and long.  Usually got long sleeves. I used to do programs for children and quilters and wore my black

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Aunt Rambles — Snows of Yore

Well, somebody has told me you’uns can’t understand how I talk.  Oh my!  Today I aim to use a term you may not know either and that’s rec-o-lect.  Now some folks would spell that recollect and hit means to remember.

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Aunt Bill Rambles

Note:  You’ll remember that we’ve got a new laptop and can’t get acquainted with it — you’ll see as you read along. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Lordy me, they’s a bunch of drawers that need to be cleaned out and I tackled one

Posted in Quilting, Ramblin's

Aunt Bill Rambles about the dirt road

Lordy me, we shore have had some bad weather around here since we last talked. We’s lucky that we didn’t have no froze water pipes, but we know folks what did.  I remember when my ma and pa lived here and

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Aunt Bill Rambles — Aprons

Today I jest thought I’d talk to you’uns about all the many uses of my aprons.  Law me!!  I don’t feel like I’ve got all my clothes on without my apron.  Hit shore does protect my dress while I’m a-cookin’

Posted in Country Life – Then and Now, In the Kitchen, Ramblin's
Billie & John Crumly 1945 Part of what Tom Brokaw called "The Greatest Generation"