To my readers from Kentucky

So, I am finally famous. Somewhere in my own little world, I am celebrating. I would love to be a famous writer, but I know that I need a lot of help with my writing skills before that will ever happen. (Practice is one of the reasons for this blog – it is a great way to force myself to write)

So, why am I famous you ask? I have told myself if my reader’s ever get five deep, then I will be on my way. Well, what do you know…that happened just this morning. Here is the chainlink: I told Missy about my blog, who told Erika, who told Renee, and then an old friend Kristen found me from Renee’s blog this morning….so, I guess that I am not famous. (oh how fast the glory was ripped from my clenched fist) This is only four deep. (Math is not my expertise) And, I guess to be fair, I already knew Kristen and so she may not count. But, it is sure exciting to feel loved!!!

Well, to honor the moment, I thought I would give Renee and Kristen, some Kentucky humor. Kristen said that they were friends in Kentucky. You can tell that Kristen is a Kentucky transplant because she says that we Tennesseeans are more Southern than Kentuckians. I guess she doesn’t know that Kentucky has more of a reputation for being backwards.

So, here is Kentucky humor from my father-in-law. Brought to all of you in honor of my blog almost being famous in the small State of Kentucky! (Hey, I’ll take what I can get)

Pikeville Kentucky Commandments

Some people in Kentucky have trouble with all those “shalls” and “shall
nots” in the Ten commandments. Folks just aren’t used to talking in those
terms. So, some folks in eastern KY got together and translated the “King
James” into ” Pike County ” language…. No joke, read on…
Hillbilly’s Ten Commandments(posted on the wall at the City Hall in Pikeville

(1) Just one God
(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa
(3) No tellin’ tales or gossipin’
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meetin’
(5) Put nothin’ before God
(6) No foolin’ around with another fellow’s gal
(7) No killin’
(8) Watch yer mouth
(9) Don’t take what ain’t yers
(10) Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff

Y’all have a nice day.



  1. That’s funny! I now feel famous as well!FYI: I have links to Katie’s, Shelby’s, and Kodi’s blogs on my blog under “family”. (Bensons, Peters and Peters) They are not frequent bloggers, but I bug them a lot about it! Infact, one day I was bored so I created blogs for all of them. I then emailed them to inform them of their new sites.

  2. I hope you feel famous!! It now goes 5 deep. Kristen called me tonight about your blog and I was so excited. No I am not a frequent blogger but kristen is trying to get me to commit to once a week. No guarantees there. I was going to do letters this year then things got crazy and wild, as usual. I was thinking about you around Christmas time though. Talk to you soon !! katie benson

  3. Congrats on your near fame Alice — and these Kentucky commandments are so funny!(Oh wait — does the post above me mean you are in fact, FAMOUS now — your blog goes five deep??? When can I get your autograph?? 🙂 )

  4. You know Kristen Duncan? That is so weird!When we were living in Kentucky(where I met Kristen), my husband Scott had to go to Pikeville every once in a while to meet with Endocrinologists at the regional hospital. Anyway, everytime he would go, he literally had to prep himself and I would worry that he would disappear into a “holler” and never return!I don’t think eastern Kentucky is more southern than Tennessee, but they do have a culture totally different from the rest of country/world. I actually love the south and am very happy to be living here (Nashville) again!!!

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