appalachia Newsletter


February 29 2012 Appalachia Newsletter

Greetings to all folks near and far.

I can hardly believe winter is almost over. We just got our first full day of snow on Monday. It started snowing in the wee hours of the morn and continued all day long. We so need that moisture. Our creeks around here have been dry for over a year now and I do not hear the frogs at night like I used to. Hopefully the creeks will fill up with the late spring runoff from the mountains.

I have spent my winter evenings working on crafts and have several dolls to make for summer craft shows. This is what prompted me to write an article about a story told by a cloth doll, Amy Lynn. I became so attached to the image of Amy Lynn in my mind that one of my dolls is going to look just like the way I imagined her to look. When Amy Lynn is created, I will post a picture of her in my forum and a future article about primitive Appalachian dolls.

Here is my article about Amy Lynn from the Appalachia site at

An Appalachian Doll's Story
Short fictional story about a cloth doll made in 1665 in Jamestown.

I love feedback on my articles, for it lets me know what type of subjects you like to read. Please join me in my forum to discuss this or any article on my site. I look forward to meeting you.

Till next time, may your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter. Blessings and may you walk in peace and harmony.

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Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Phyllis Doyle Burns, Appalachia Editor

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