Cold Icy Ground
Lantern slide by John R. Connon (ca. 1910-1919)
Although the official start of winter is still a few weeks, away and already the first storms have given some parts of the country an early taste of winter’s fury. While here in the Piedmont we are experiencing shirt sleeve weather with temperatures in the mid-70s (24°C), the folks in the Midwest and Great Plains are chipping out from a heavy ice storm.
It will soon enough be time to put another log on the fire, pour a snifter of something to warm a body, and watch the beauty of a winter landscape through the picture window.
This last cut by Molly O’Day was one of the treasures loaned to us from our good friend Walt’s Cousin Wes. Walt was back in the mountains this past weekend and has brought us another stack of dusty wonders from Cousin Wes’ basement. I’ll be keeping the posts short this week as I transfer a dozen 78s and a very special, rare vinyl four record set that we will share next week.