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."