Daddy’s Wildwood Flower: Remembering What Would Have Been Mama’s 88th Birthday

Mama - Muriel Ross - Daddy's Wildwood FlowerOne of my mama’s favorite songs was Wildwood Flower, a song originally recorded by The Carter Family that Mama must have heard as a very young child (Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs also did a version of the song that no doubt Mama also heard).

I suspect that everything about Wildwood Flower reminded Mama, especially during the twelve years as a child when she was away, of east Tennessee and the family she loved – and who loved her – who lived there in small little communities named Telford and Flag Pond. tucked safely into the hills and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains.
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