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  •  You might find (3+ / 0-)
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    Mentatmark, pdxteacher, Captain Sham

    some answers from The Midwife of Hope River:

    http://www.feministmidwife.com/...

    This account of midwife Patience Murphy’s life in West Virginia during the Depression details the tough world of birth and life in Appalachia.

    When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Thu May 23, 2013 at 09:32:59 AM PDT

    •  and of course, the movie, (3+ / 0-)
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      msmacgyver, pdxteacher, Captain Sham

      "Matewan".

      http://www.imdb.com/...

      I  still remember and love the scene with the Italian immigrant and Scots-Irish striking coalminers' wives cooking in the woods: "Corn-meal mush/polenta", each accusing the other of "doing it wrong"!  Melting pot, indeed.

      And a horrific story of labor, strikes, mistreatment, and downright murder in the Appalachian coal fields.  Part of our history.

      I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

      by tom 47 on Thu May 23, 2013 at 10:06:21 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the recommendation (0+ / 0-)

        I checked it out on Amazon and will order it.  The reviews are excellent.

        When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Thu May 23, 2013 at 11:09:43 AM PDT

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