Dixie Divas: Roosevelt and Hinckley are admired

Until the presidential election of 1988, Daddy, who always cherished his right to vote, had never cast a ballot for a non-Democrat. He was, as was most mountain kin of ours, what folks in the South call “a yellow dog Democrat.” In other words, they would vote for a yellow dog as long as he was a Democrat.

It was Franklin D. Roosevelt who inspired these backwoods folks to believe that a powerful man in Washington, D.C. really cared for farmers in Turner’s Corner, near where the Appalachian Trail begins.

This of Daddy’s generation have mostly gone to their graves……

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Ronda Rich is the best-selling author of Mark My Words: A Memoir of Mama. 

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