And while we were no longer in the mountains, there were dark secrets awaiting discovery, which explained strange facts of life which were never fully made clear to the younger generation. Whispered tales of a murder, imprisonment and revenge were sometimes overheard.
Four people, pillars of the family, closely kept those secrets, and ensured that we would always stand together. The desperate children of a Depression-era widow in West Virginia stood together to lead a family into triumph and prosperity.
Finally, these stories can be told.