Hillbilly! There was that word again. Spewed at him from the mouth of a small girl this time. Where did she even learn that word? He was no hillbilly. He was a country boy, raised on a farm and knew more about hard work than this young child would ever know in her lifetime. He knew how to farm, how to tend the animals, how to slaughter a pig and prepare it for his friends. He knew how to work hard and how to play hard. Southern Illinois living had left him with a slow drawl that made the ladies smile yet this girl had the nerve to throw that word at him as if it defined who he was. Hillbilly. Indeed.

By nancy.higginbottom, October 30, 2014.