When I was a young'un I would get angry when I heard people refer to Kentuckians as "hillbillies". Now that I am older and have learned more of the Kentucky heritage it is no longer an insult to me to be referred to as a "hillbilly". However folks have the wrong idea about us. People generally think hill folk are uneducated and toothless. Granted they are some in that condition. But the hillbillies I know are people who were raised to work hard and fear God.
I have scarcely been out of Kentucky in my short life; and only to neighboring states. However when I look outside I wonder where on earth could be more lovely. This is home for me and always will be. Once a Kentuckian always a Kentuckian. I thank God to be able to live in a very small town where crime isn't a big issue. Where every one knows everyone and where we do love thy neighbor. When you are a guest in
a Kentucky home you better believe you will be treated like "kin"and no doubt fed some good "viddles". And if you stay overnight I guarantee you will be served some biscuits and gravy come the morning. In short, I am proud to be a porch sittin' God fearin' hillbilly!
Photos from the Kentucky Explorer