Carolina,Carolina, heaven’s blessings attend her, While we live we will cherish, protect and defend her. Hurrah, Hurrah, the Old North state forever!
Did you have state history in school? In NC we did. Above was a song we learned, more verses of course. Then there was the Poem:
Here’s to the land of the Long leaf Pine, The Summer land where the sun doth shine, Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here is to down home the old North State.
We learned NC had Coastal, Piedmont and Mountains. It was impressed on us, not every state has all three. NC has 100 counties and we had to memorize all of them.
The Cardinal is our Bird, The Dogwood is our flower.
We were a diversified state, Tobacco and cotton down East. Cotton and Cotton Mills in the Piedmont, and Moonshine In the mountains. Of course they did not teach about the moonshine, but everyone knew it. The mountains produced great apples, cider and pulpwood. We had paper mills in the mountain area. Linda’s Miss Kitty looks out at the NC Mountains, as the ‘watch cat’.
We have lost the cotton mills and thousands of jobs. We are more paper pushers now. We boast of becoming a Finance and banking center.
We have an area called the Triangle area, around our Capitol at Raleigh. That area is becoming known for Technology and banking. This stuff is off the top of my head so I could be wrong, maybe about one thing….
Sherry and tobacco in Virginia. Below is the edge of a field with some leaves stripped and already in the tobacco Barn. Remember in Pennsylvania The tobacco was already YELLOW (weeks ago,being more north).
Being down East, I am surprised at the remaining large tobacco and cotton fields. Nothing like the Heydays, but still pretty big.
The country is beautiful on a drive, I love the lonely roads. But Below is one crop we ‘ain’t’ proud of, Kudzu. A vine that covers everything when allowed to:
This from the net but everyone in NC has seen this or something like it. There is a cabin under the Kudzu, wanna explore? Not me.
I love old barns and old houses.
I cannot help but wonder the stories held in these walls.
In our trips here we see the roads lined with this yellow flower. It looks like a yellow daisy to me. Or something like the parson in the pulpit? (maybe a brown eyed Susie)
Anyway we aren’t home yet, but this is North Carolina. Bonnie of the blog ‘organic discourse’, is from this area…
We see so many places that would be sweet to live, but when it comes down to it, we migrate back to North Carolina.Roots and kin of both families are here.
Filling up the 1958 Chevy
Mevely317 of Respice, Prospice Said yesterday they were just at a station that still filled the tank and checked the oil. I thought Hemmings in VT was the only one left.