Southern Gentleman, Lest We Forget, 2011
Honored Fallen Comrade
- Feb 20, 2005
My wife simply claims I'm hardheaded.Having known a couple hill country people, however, I'm willing to concede that their independent nature is not to be discounted.
Flatlanders were considered a lesser breed when I was a boy living in the hills. For instance the time the National Guard sent in helicopters with hay bails to feed the poor starving mountain cattle trying to get to the nearby haystacks for their feed during a particularly heavy snow storm in the 1960s. Many of the cattle were standing in front of open barn doors when the hay from heaven fell on their backs. Local lawyers are still smiling when they remember that one.
Mountain folks have always been independent out of necessity.