Saturday, January 7, 2012
After yesterday's post, which set the Deliverance banjos twanging for more than one of us, I wanted to bring this interesting book to your attention. Barbara Woodall, a native of the north Georgia mountains, writes of growing up Appalachian. She specifically mentions how hurtful many mountain folk found the Deliverance movie as it seemed to show their entire culture in an extremely negative light.
Woodall's heart-felt account of watching the changes that have come to the mountains is well worth reading, especially for those, like myself, who are part of that change. The book is also an excellent record of life as it was lived in the mountains, not so very long ago.
And by the way, the junky place in yesterday's post is definitely not typical of where I live. There are far more homes and farms that are well-kept.