more isms from jim reed
I remember Burton [Smith] pronouncing it the “Adderroundacks”.It sounded like a combination of the snake ‘adder” and the notion that the mountains were
round, which of course they are.
Pete [Jim’s brother and my neighbor] always said evestroth. I think my mother and father said it. It comes from the edge of the roof being called the …Read More
three new isms from the Adirondacks
just got this facebook message from Jim Reed, the brother of Pete and Jane, some of Keene’s greatest natives. Pete was an important source for my 100-page Dispatch, Notes on the Dialect and Culture of Upstate New York. Jim has been living in Long Island for many years, but his heart, as you’ll see, is …Read More