"God knew that it would take brave and sturdy people to survive in these beautiful but rugged hills. So He sent us His very strongest men and women." So begins the heartwarming story of Verna Mae and her father, Isom B. ""Kitteneye"" Slone, an extraordinay personal family history set in the hills around Caney Creek in Knott County, Kentucky. Verna Mae Slone was a quintessential mountain woman who made dozens of quilts and even old woman dolls with a single braid down their backs, looking very much like Verna Mae herself. When students and faculty at nearby Alice Lloyd College did an oral history interview of Verna Mae and put it and a picture of her in their book, Our Appalachia, she realized that her words and ideas could appear in a book, so she wrote her own!
Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1979, 143 pages. Trade paperback.