Tag: southern traditions

Folklife: Creasy Greens and Leather Britches


The time-honored saying of “Kissing don’t last, cookery do!” seems to characterize our memories of the old ways of cooking in the South and Appalachia. 

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Folklife: The Lost Tradition of Lye Soap and Hog Killin’ Day


The older I get the more I tend to reminisce and revive old childhood memories.  With the first frost announcing winter’s arrival, comes football, hot grits for breakfast and bringing out the long underwear.

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