Education… hmmm

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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 give my son a ride to college. In the process, I earned a A.S., a B.B.A, and an M.B.A. and still feel I have not filled my mind with the knowledge I desire. Thus, this blog was born…

Being born a coal miners daughter…

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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!

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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 many times I chased my brother with murder in my mind. Today, 53 years later, I am the cow! Well, not quite… I’m on a diet and have lost 23 pounds as of June 1st! Woohoo…

Old Cemetaries

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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 my brother and I who were both under 10 ran throug our family cemetary. My right foot feel througth the dirt! It was such a shock to me. I had intruded upon someones resting place. Yet, I was curious. Exactly who were they, what were there lives about? Did they love, laugh, cry? It tought me to respect the dead, then, telsl there story…

Part two coming soon…

Christmas all screwed up!

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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 to exchange gifts…

Wow! I really did love that police car that had flashing red lights once you wound it up. Simply wound the car up and watch it speed away, it was great… God I wish you could have saw how those Chihuaua’s ran from the lights and sounds of that most wonderful Christmas toy! Guess I didn’t learn much that year.

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

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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!

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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 waited, and waited, waited… Then saw my parents driving off! Yes, they had forgot one of there own. One of many. Yet, they stopped, backed up and waited patiently while I collected my pink diamond ring, adjustable that is…

I still love costume jewelry to this day!

Spinning Tops!

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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!

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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. “Vicky”, I love you baby!

Carolyn Davidson Hicks’ birth

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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!