Old Henry’s Dog

Here he is, the dog who has no name of his own, but one of the comforting creatures in Cold Comfort.OH.Dog.

Old Henry’s Dog is fictional, but I love him.

More Cold Comfort background: turnip.stillPhoto of a moonshine distillery featuring a ‘turnip’ still.

Next, my image of Lucie Bosell (the mean granny in Cold Comfort), the old woman at the center of the group photo below, one of my ancestors. The man in the middle of the back row was my grandfather.


I love those clothes, but I hope my great-grandmother was nicer than she looks.

More entries for Old Henry’s dog:

OH.dog.2The dog in the snow is from photographer friend Tracy Marsh Knotts.

The black/gray/white dog suggestion for Old Henry’s Dog is Lucy. I’m this one’s great aunt.


oh.dog.Doraohdog.FrodoMore Old Henry’s Dog submissions: At left, Dora, from Sandy Lantz.

And bottom, another member of my doggy family, nephew Frodo.

6 thoughts on “Old Henry’s Dog”

  1. I wondered where we got our good looks! Lol. I know I must be related to these people, too, but I really don’t recognize anyone.

  2. I love those old pictures! Have you ever noticed everyone looked mean in pictures back in those days? As I was reading your book, I kept wondering how much research you had to do…I mean, most of us don’t know much about making moonshine…

    1. I think they always looked stern for two reasons. Somewhere I heard it wasn’t fashionable to smile in photos, but to look reserved and steady. The other reason I’ve heard is that the exposure took a long time (and I suppose people got tired).
      As for making moonshine, the reading was hard to understand, no consistency of method, different terms for what’s probably the same thing, etc. The Foxfire books were the greatest help.

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