The Last of the Granny Witches

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  1. ” Im sorry but this kinda of thing is making me mad.
    Ain’t nobody in the years past would ever say they were witches. Not a one.
    Others might have called them that if they didnt like them.
    But otherwise you was “blessed by God”, or it was simply hushed.

    No mountain hoodoo, no granny witches, or granny women, no appalachian witchcraft or conjure. No none of that.
    Its the second article I’ve seen about it and it just isn’t traditional, but trying to guise itself as traditional. Not at all.
    Some of the information here and there is good but some of it isn’t. Again our menfolk are just as important in their works as anybody else.
    Also we are not just Celts and Cherokee/Tsalgi.
    We got mixed blood running in our veins.
    Dutch folk, the scots-irish yes, the english, the spanish, the italians (and others).

    And yes the Native blood, but not everybody is of the Tsalgi lines in Appalachia. We also got some of those African lines running up through. Things people dont want to talk about, but its there none the less.
    Ain’t no shame in being a mixed blood. Its what Appalachia is built off of. Its not all Celt, and thats okay.

    What I do agree with is this. Don’t let it all die out. Somethings may be good to let go yes. But not everything needs to.

    If you know the herbs and the old cures long before we had doctors to even go to. If you plant by the signs, or watch for the mini winters like dogwood and whippoorwill in the spring, got a particular way with animals, know how to blood stop, or cure warts. Dont let it die.
    Not all the future generations are uninterested.
    Not all with disrespect what you know.

    Alright Im off my soap box for the evening.”

    All above by Arielle Short

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