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No Sweat: Memories of Southern Appalachia

An article from Southern Cultures 17:3, The Memory Issue

Danny Fulks

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Published: 09/2011
Subject: History | University of North Carolina
eBook ISBN: 9780807882788


No Sweat
Memories of Southern Appalachia
by Danny Fulks

When his brother went off to fight, the author was left behind—and his recollections here reveal a wonderful snapshot of wartime Appalachian life.

"Cooney Simms, the grocer, had a big Philco floor-model radio with push buttons and short wave. Neighbors gathered around when Joe Lewis was fighting. And wasn't he always this good giant who whipped Adolph Hitler's man Max Schmeling? Static wasn't too bad; one could hear Franklin Roosevelt's fireside chats if they didn't come on the same time as the Grand Ole Opry."