Blue Waters Mountain Lodge
Folk Tales As Literature
Although it is true that the printed page cannot compete with the spoken word in transmitting the spell of the folk tale, it is also true that, in both transcribed and transmuted form, the folk tale has been an important creative force in Southern literature. And...
Deep in the mountains of Western North Carolina, there was a man who was a great hunter but got to thinking he could do without the faithful dogs that had always helped him. Their names were Rambo and Bingo, and one day he left them shut up behind a high picket...
A Colorful Experience
Fall or Autumn – whatever you like to call it, Lake Santeetlah is ready to welcome you with cooler weather, brighter colors, and awesome adventures. Leaf peepers, hikers, bikers, fishermen and travelers come to the Smoky Mountains from all over the world to experience...
The Ungrateful Constituent
The story of the ungrateful constituent has become a classic among politicians. Its moral is – never take your political support for granted. It is the story of Farmer Jones. It opens with a long chronicle of the political favors done for Farmer Jones over the...
As Halloween Approaches It Conjures Those Evil Spirits!
Conjuration is effective not only in the material but also in the spirit world. The devil is a master of the black art and there are charms for summoning him as well as for seeing and talking with ghosts. But the conjuring of spirits takes the form chiefly of charms...
The Language of Signs
In general, signs are of two kinds – warning signs, the unnatural signs which indicate effects to follow, on the basis that coming events cast their shadows before them (omens, portents) and luck signs good or bad, which indicate observances (charms, cures, sometimes...
No Matter The Name
White Mule, Cawn Likker, Shine, Moon, et al. Regardless of alias this sequence simply means the raw, new, colorless, distilled product of fermented corn mash, sugar and water. If well made, of decent materials in a proper still, with the fusel oil rectified out, and...
A stranger came once from Virginia to these hills of Western North Carolina to a house of one of these kinfolks and announced to one of the hillbilly that he was a brother-in-law. “You are?” asked the hillbilly. “I am” said the Virginian “Can your wife tell through a...
As fall quickly approaches, it is time to break out some of those pumpkin recipes. Here’s one of our favorites from the bar! The Smashing Pumpkin 2 ounces Maker’s Mark Bourbon 1 ounce Pumpkin Puree 3 pieces Tangerine with the peel ½...
Feats With A Rifle
Several individuals who conceived themselves expert in the management of the gun here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, were often seen to meet for the purpose of displaying their skill and betting a trifling sum, put up a target, in the center of which a...
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