Local Views

This section will be views about Booth Hill, its surroundings and inhabitants, and about nearby places and happenings. Some will be current; most will be from the past. I expect much of this will be interesting mostly to local readers.

My closest neighbors frequently visit me. They are birds, squirrels, chipmunks, wild turkeys, deer, rabbits, turtles, and for a time, a groundhog. During one cold icy time an Opossum came calling for a night time snack. About a quarter mile away, just past the start of my driveway, there is a family of humans. They and the other nearby people do not visit often. 

I have a long time friend, Bill Tom Clark, who writes an almost weekly column for The Lewis County Herald, our local weekly newspaper. His column is titled Quiddities and may touch on almost any topic you might imagine. In the Quiddities column in the July 21, 2015 issue of the Lewis County Herald, Bill Tom wrote a lot about what to call people from various cities around the world. He introduced Liverpudlian as the word for people of Liverpool. Liverpudlian, according to some websites was a derogatory name (puddles being smaller than pools) that stuck. Way back Liverpool residents were also called Scousers because of an Irish stew-like concoction named Scouse. Scouse was made only in Liverpool. What follows are some thoughts I had while reading his column.