The Invisible Appalachia
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see many of these places in Kentucky, western NC and Tennessee. It gets to 20- 30 degrees in winter....I see plastic on windows to keep the cold out, like you would see on a clay hut in Mexico. America is certainly getting close to third world country.
I live in Eastern Kentucky and while not everyone lives in these conditions, there are many people that need help and especially since the coal mining business is having a hard time. People here are very proud and often find it hard to ask for help. The main reason being that when people come from other states saying they are here to help, they often end up putting pictures and video on the internet showing our area in a bad light. Embarrassing and humiliating people. So, people here have become very weary of strangers. Yes, we in appalachia have been overlooked by the rest of the country for a long time and need help to get jobs in here and programs that help people while letting them keep their pride....Thank you for haveing respect for that woman and not plastering her face all over the internet.
i saw diane sawyer talking about your area this morning on the view. it got me thinking of my childhood in a comunity that was a lot like this one. i do feel that sometimes less is better for happiness. especially if you are in debt. it is better to have nothing that anyone would be able to take away from you; than to have a lot and constantly be worried about surviving the next months bills. may God bless all of you.
pamela kincaid (ward)
It gets damn cold there. It is a damp cold. Chiles you right to the bone. The heating is probably cole.
I would love to know how cold it is in winter and what heating there is.