Thank you Jim and Swede! Very interesting.....

but I have to say that I have met folks that are way whackier and far more strange in my lifetime living in Georgia. I can't really fathom that somewhere in the southern Blue Ridge there couldn't be people like those described in those books. I mean, it does seem possible seeing as how even my next door neighbors to this very day are much further out there than anyone I've read about in Kephart or Middleton's books.

Or, maybe I'm wrong. It's not like I grew up there( although I often wish I had, and back 50 years ago at that!)

thanks again for all the great info!