As I got older I moved out for several decades away from that which was once a beautiful unspoiled place we called home. Following numerous years had gone, I moved home to see family and friends. As I turned up the street that led to our old house place everything had changed. Now on either side of the street leading up the hollow into our old house place, the mountains had been leveled.
Things had really changed. I could hardly recognize the area in which I grew up. The scene of Appalachia had changed a great deal as I just realized at this moment, it only keeps on changing. Looking back now I understand these days were very calm, calm and a true joy to have grown up in. For a boy such as myself it was a blast from day to day, one experience after another.