Blue Moon Saturday Nights

May 22nd, 2010

By Larry Ennis Ben Waters was a close friend of my Grandpa Henry. They had worked together for many years in the Brook Side Coal Mines. The fact that Ben was black and Henry was white never mattered one iota. The two men fished, hunted, made moonshine, and even raised gardens together. Ben had been […]


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From Whence I Came

May 5th, 2010

By Larry Ennis I have long tried to understand what motivates some people to feel that they have a license to treat their fellow man with so little respect or kindness. My parents were mild-mannered and humble southern people. My mother was a Baptist and saw to our Christian up-bringing. That simple and innocent statement […]


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Springs and Lizards

October 2nd, 2009

My granddads were as different as night and day. One Irish, the other Dutch. Both had worked as coal miners and farmers. My mother’s Dutch father had also owned a herd of thirty dairy cows. My dad’s Irish father was known to make a little moonshine from time to time. So what could these fellows have […]


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