Spruce Knob, highest point in West Virginia.
West Virginia’s lowest point is the stupid new “Open for Business” slogan the governor recently put on welcome signs posted on roads leading into the state. (Read more about what I have to say about that here.) Due to all the heat the governor’s been taking, he’s offering a poll–vote here for West Virginia’s state slogan! (Wild and Wonderful!)
The farm was about all I knew: our green meadows and hilly pastures, our storied old men, the great rolling seasons of moon and sunlight, our limestone cliffs and trickling springs….But before I grew up and went out into the world–and a bloody thing I found it–we were all at home there in our faded cottage in the meadow, all of us safe and warm. Sometimes now, a quiet sense comes to me, the cool mist blowing in my face as though I am walking through islands of fog and drifting downhill slowly southward until I feel the mountains behind my shoulder.
–Louise McNeill, 1911-1933, West Virginia Poet Laureate
I’m pretty sure that’s what Louise would do…..
(Winner of an autographed copy of Michelle Willingham’s Her Irish Warrior–#2, Kim A! Email me!)