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Martha Berry made yearly treks from Ohio to preserve accent
Shares enlightenment on White Cash Market, Roy Owen, and Joe Allison's photography shop, as well as a succinct interpretation of "I don't care to do that."
Martha Berry writes:
In our local speech - "I don't care to do that" only means that they will be glad to do that. "I don't care" means that they are agreeable to whatever is asked of them. I love our local nuances and dialect and missed all of that when I lived in Northern Ohio. I would come home every summer for 2 weeks to be sure that I kept my accent and not succumb to the northern Ohio speech.The writer, Martha Berry, is part of the Adair County diaspora displaced in far-way Campbellsville, KY.
She lives in a westend residential area there with neighbors the likes of Larry Smith, news anchor. Despite residing among a "nest of Baptists," she has remained true blue United Methodist and just as true Blue Raider fan and a forever and 100 percent Adair Countian. And, by the way, Ms. Berry's mother was the librarian at library by White Cash Market on Burkesville ST, as referred to by Pat Sexton Goodwin . -CM
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