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Life in the Village of Hardscratch, KY: You know what?

2009-11-11 - 7289 Hwy 55 South RD, Glens Fork, District 3, Adair Co., KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Little kids topping each other with "You know what?" stories always has winners and losers, and the grin on Jake Hill's face and the "you beat me" acknowledgement of Barry Jones makes it clear who topped this round, with Jake's story about his dad, a mouse, a pontoon boat, and a rabbit cage. Jones repartee was an impromptu country song about the name of a man with a monkey. It was a pretty good one, which made Jake laugh with the most infectious laughter that ever went unrecorded. Jake is chief proprietor of Hardscratch General Store, giving co-propretor father, Ken Hill time to write and trade guns, and his mother, Vickie Hill, time to teach a little school. Barry Jones is a neighborhood kid who frequents the country store, is a noted re-enactor, and really does write songs. It's all part of the everyday life in the Village of Hardscratch, KY.
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