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Granny’s dinner bell

I was inspired by Byron Crawford’s article in the November edition of Kentucky Living,  For whom the dinner bells toll. Since retiring almost three years ago, I write poetry that is mostly inspired by my Appalachian heritage and living part of the year along the South Fork of Lake Cumberland. I juggle time between my homes in Lexington, Bronston and the family property located at the foot of big Black Mountain in Harlan County. Standing outside my home above the South Fork is my great-grandmother’s dinner bell that dates back to 1889. Now in its fourth generation, Granny’s ole dinner bell still stands and rings. Last March, I wrote a poem about Granny’s Dinner Bell and would be honored if you would use it. 

John W. McCauley, Lexington, a South Kentucky RECC consumer-member.

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