Tag Archives: shotgun

Was it self-defense?

A gentleman—a long-time native of Middle Tennessee—related this story about his great grandmother, that took place around 1930 in the mountains of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. Background In all likelihood, this story was set in an area without electricity. Electricity would … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Shotgun Hole in the Corn Crib Roof

Or, An Example of Learning Good Judgment from Bad Judgment In 1957, my father was appointed postmaster of Lanexa, Virginia, the post office that served the farm. Up until this time, my father had worked the farm, including a modest, … Continue reading

Posted in I Grew up on a Virginia Farm | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments