An Appalachian Mother's Love

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
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"I will get him a squirrel gun" A few days went by and one morning I got up out of bed before Mom and Dad did. I walked into the living room and quietly sat down. I could hear Mom and Dad talking in their bedroom. I heard Mom say to Dad, "You could buy Tony a good shot gun if you would do it." I heard Dad say back to Mom, "Now I just don't have the money." Mom told him, "It's a sin to lie." Dad said to her, "Well, you go buy him a gun if you can." Then Mom told him. 'I will get him a squirrel gun if it harelips old Billy Hell, you just wait and see if I don't."
 

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Contents

A Mothers Love
1
Moms Stories
57
The Old Red Chicken
75
A Cousin and a Friend
80
The Tailgate
126
A Ton of Coal
145
Poems
154
Song Lyrics
162
My Journal
169
Short Stories from Tonys Collection
183
Wild Game Recipes and Home Cooking Menus
201
For Teachers
209
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About the author (2010)

Tony Smith, born in 1960, has lived in the hills of Kentucky all of his life. This his second book of stories about the hills he loves so much. Look for his first book, These Old Hills. Tony has always listened to the old people tell stories and he waited to write his first story at the age of thirty seven. He does much more than tell the facts; he has a special talent of recalling conversations from years ago and bringing them to life with a wide array of interesting details. Tony has two sons, Jeff who served in the United States Marines and Anthony who is in now serving in the Marines. He lives with his wife Tambra on Red Hill Road in Rockcastle County, near Livingston, Kentucky. www.theseoldhills.com

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