Whenever I see pictures or films that depict early scenes from Appalachia I always feel a kinship with the people shown, even though I can’t really be sure whether my family roots stretched that far. But my ancestral history includes lots of folks from Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana, and Eastern Kentucky is considered to be part of Appalachia so maybe I do have a connection.
But to get back to my original point, there’s no doubt that seeing those old pictures of the people and their surroundings stirs my own memories from years ago. It all seems so familiar that I can almost imagine myself there. Of course, in my head it’s all in color.