Carolyn Davidson Hicks

"My Family, A Journey Through Time"

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June, 2008


Chickens! Kentucky Fried…

One wonderful morning, I watched my grandmother ever so carefully pic just the right chicken for dinner and what a FAT one it was. After all, she needed to feed about 10! She walked up to the perfect BIG fat chicken and placed her hand behind it’s neck and with a quick jerk, the process began. We plucked, and plucked …Continue reading →

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Mrs. Hicks

2008 to be continued…. OMG! I found this old post and realized I had not written anything! Not one word, nada, nada, nada! Just didn’t have the heart to delete it!

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Corn Liquor!

Yes, it goes way back in my family in the eastern hills of Kentucky! More later…

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A Hogs Head… aka a Hogs Killing

Like pork? When I was very small, I remember stepping outside and watching a ritual I will never forget. Exactly how do people in Kentucky begin the winter. First hand witness, I can and will tell… story to be continued.

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Education… hmmm

Well, my mother graduated from the 8th grade. My Dad from the 3rd. Where did that leave me? I needed more out of life so I started my journey. I finished high school years after my kids were born because it was a lifelong dream of mine and yes, I was a high school dropout! I started collage solely to …Continue reading →

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Being born a coal miners daughter…

It’s never easy for us eastern Kentucky coal miners kin to talk about our past… so therefore, the thread will continue….

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Cowbones… a bad nickname!

How would you like to grow with a nick name like Cowbones??? Well, it started because I was nothing but skin and bones at slightly teen years… Reddish blonge hair, skinny, freckles, scrawney hair, blue eyes and nothing more to offer life as far as my big brother says. So, thus became the name Cowbones… I can’t tell you how …Continue reading →

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Old Cemetaries

Okay, let’s go way back… I think the reason I like old cemetaries is because when I was very young, we visited our family cemetary. Many old graves. I revisted them from time to time as I grew up. It’s always intrigued me. Who were they, afterall, they were real people living real lives at one time or another. Once …Continue reading →

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Christmas all screwed up!

One year all eight of us kids were so bad that year that Dad decided to punish us. Since he’d already hidden all the toys in the car trunk for months, he was in a dilemma. He decided to switch the gifts. The girls would get boy toys and the boys would get girl toys and no one was allowed …Continue reading →

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A Box of Craker Jacks! Who would have every imagined?

Imagine you are a preschooler and your prize is a quiz in a box of Cracker Jacks! Yes, it happened to me. I loved asking those neat questions and no one had the answers but me!

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