Carolyn Davidson Hicks

"My Family, A Journey Through Time"

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June 1st, 2008

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 →


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….


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 →


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 →


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 →


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!


My first pink diamond!

Wow, we had gone back to Hyden, Kentucky ¬†and I was about 8 years old. There was this old family store and I had five cents in my collection. I put the nickle in the machine but it took awhile for the money to register and my pink diamond to drop into the little slot in it’s plastic bubble. I …Continue reading →


Spinning Tops!

When we were small, our house burned down. Years later we returned and I found my spinning top! Only slightly burned…


Giving birth to Carolyn Victoria!

What memories! This one involves giving birth to a baby in my most difficult times of my life. My father was killed when I was 17 and Victoria was born two months later. Between Darvons being given to a pregnant women and hard times, I’m not sure where to start so how about I start this thread on another day. …Continue reading →


Carolyn Davidson Hicks’ birth

Remember when? I do! I remember a white room. Everyone was dressed in white. Although I could not see clearly, I remember. I remember the sweeping motion of being tossed upside down and the pain of crying with my first breath. I remember the warmth of my mothers cuddling arms and nothing more! However, that is my birth!


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