Stories told by Naomi Hill Stanley
I beleive that only the oldest left on the mountains know
the the what fors and the real reasons why.And there is
only a handful that God has given the talent to know this..
I have been lucky enough to get a few hints to why's and
how's from Naomi Hill Stanley.There is very little she
does not know about anything on that mountain.
I think she is meant to be the Appalacians Last Storyteller.
From religion to the ghosts of the mountain,I have listened and taken in all she had to say.
I have heard when to plant a crop and why not to plant,
when a season is going to be good and the reason
why it is not.
She has told of the misty Indian ghost that walks the
crooked roads at night.
I have heard of the murders in the tunnels that the lonley trains pass through and the people that dissappear never to be heard from again.
She has told of life stories that she has heard or lived.
With this womans storytelling she can make you smile,let
you know what true love is,Or scare you to where you can not
close your eyes at night.
She is able to put her stories to a beautiful rhythm of poetry that entrances those who read or hear it from the lips of this
The whispers of endless stories of wisdom--tears of joy and pain
--and the laughs of happiness are
just as captivating as the whispers through the
trees of the Appalacian Mountains.
Written with love, Jewel M Butts