Tag Archives: Horse Ridge

November 19, “Winchester .44,” from NOVEMBER: A Poem in 30 Days

Winchester .44 Thanksgiving week, traditionally, was for butchering in Nicholas County, as late November air was likely to remain cool. Winter was the only refrigeration on Horse Ridge. Dad told us that when he was a boy, this was the … Continue reading

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Down To the Gauley To Pray

Daddy hates snakes. Hates them. I see a few of the church elders poke along the river bank as they overturn rocks and logs. This reminds me of how Daddy despises the serpent, all serpents. I was with him once … Continue reading

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