People and profiles from rural America

5 Must-Do Activities in North Carolina

By Joe Fortunato

I just recently spent a long weekend visiting family and friends in North Carolina. Whether you're just visiting or you live in the magnificent Tar Heel State, North Carolina offers no shortage of things to do.

Memorial Day Weekend in Helen Keller’s Home Town

By Mary Carton

The Hooligans have been very busy getting into whatever they can lately. I attend Memorial Day ceremony at the courthouse. Tuscumbia prepares for the Helen Keller Festival. I show some of my remote setup of bird photography.

Mrs. Brown's Flower Garden

By Arkansas Girl

I was glad Mrs. Brown lived near us, so I could visit her often and look at her flowers with such longing eyes that occasionally, she'd grace me with a big, beautiful bouquet of every color under the sun.

Our First Day as Farmers

By Pauline Hylton

Better than sliced bread, our new super-duper-raised-bed-builder made us feel like real farmers.


Good Neighbor Helps With Equine Pursuit

By Shana Thornhill

When her black horse breaks the fence and sees the halter in Shana’s hand, her husband and their good neighbors head out in pursuit.

The Old-Fashioned Rolling Store

By Arkansas Girl

In the 50s and 60s, there was a man (who came to our rural community) who had a store on the back of his truck - an old-fashoned peddler. He took his goods to the countryside homes where housewives didn't go into town much.

German Festival in the Catskills

By GRIT staff

Attend a German festival in the beautiful Catskill Mountains.

Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival

By GRIT staff

Head over to Smithville, Tennessee, for a small-town crafts festival.

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