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(Charlotte.com)   The Hatfields and McCoys are a feudin' again   (charlotte.com ) divider line
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2001-10-17 10:23:21 AM  
"I certainly hope that it's not interpreted as a Hatfield-McCoy-type thing,"

Uh huh
 
2001-10-17 10:26:20 AM  
Well, who wants to wager how long it will take that this final (yeah right) episode will be hollywooded...
 
2001-10-17 10:28:51 AM  
Drew, are you related to any of these hillbillies?
 
2001-10-17 10:30:14 AM  
Not directly, but who knows?
 
2001-10-17 10:34:03 AM  
Let's stop the fussin n the feudin !
 
2001-10-17 10:38:31 AM  
you mean "agin", right?
 
2001-10-17 10:45:01 AM  
Who gives a flying f.uck?
 
2001-10-17 10:45:24 AM  
One of my uncles told me our family was related to the Hatfields but hell, isn't everybody related to each other in WV anyway? Yehaaa!! bring it on McCoys!
 
2001-10-17 10:48:13 AM  
Pa Them McCoys are trying to git to that buryin' spot agin!
Git the scatter gun youngin' it's time fir 'nother exycutioning.
 
2001-10-17 10:52:46 AM  
Some Pig
 
2001-10-17 10:53:48 AM  
"Thousands of people come to Pike County every year to visit feud sites..."

O Kaaayyy. just how many "feud sites" are there?
 
2001-10-17 10:54:12 AM  
hehehehe. i used to work with a hatfield and a mccoy in the e.r. of the local hospital.
 
2001-10-17 10:55:53 AM  
Duh, light switch?
 
2001-10-17 10:58:29 AM  
H2oincfs: Any good stories stem out of that one?
 
2001-10-17 11:04:16 AM  
A few years back, my aunt was in a convenient store up around Pittsburgh when a guy walked in and asked the cashier for some cigarettes. The cashier (a woman), said something along the lines of
"You're from West Virginia aren't you? I can tell by the accent"
The man replied "Yup, what town are you from."
She told him the name of the town, apparently down on the border of Pike county. He stared at her somewhat menacingly and asked "Hatfield or McCoy".
The cashier replied Hatfield and he said, "ok", and they continued chitchatting.

On another note, some of my other relatives from the region have said that the feud isn't as dead among some members of the families as is generally said.
 
2001-10-17 11:13:05 AM  
I hear banjos
 
2001-10-17 11:17:30 AM  
i do solemnly swear to NEVER go on a canoe trip in WV... ever.
 
2001-10-17 11:22:31 AM  
i watched that discovery channel thing about them. It seems that all they ever did was sue each other.
 
2001-10-17 11:23:50 AM  
So, when are the UN Peacekeeping troops going to arrive in WV?
 
2001-10-17 11:45:35 AM  

The 12-year feud between the McCoys of Kentucky and the Hatfields of West Virginia is believed to have stemmed from a dispute over a pig. A court battle over timber rights escalated the tension in the early 1870s. By 1888, at least 12 died as a result of the feud.


Ssomeone tell me, does that make any sense??
 
2001-10-17 11:51:24 AM  
Some folks'll never eat a skunk, and then again some folks'll. Like Cletus the slack-jawed yokel!

Most folks'll never lose a toe, and then again some folks'll. Like Cletus the slack-jawed yokel!
 
2001-10-17 01:11:12 PM  
Nice Simpsons refrence Sinister..

How burnt and what time?
 
2001-10-17 01:12:33 PM  
They're now fighting over which family was dumb enough to give ValuSoft rights to make a videogame about the feud.
 
2001-10-17 02:05:05 PM  
Timber rights to a pig? Maybe they just cut down on its fiber intake and waited at the other end for the log?
 
2001-10-17 03:44:55 PM  
Unorthodox: well the math sure doesn't add up.
 
2001-10-17 04:07:18 PM  
It's worse than that he's dead Jim.
 
2001-10-17 04:21:03 PM  
Perrin: Nah, unfortunately they both got along pretty well. There was plenty of other stuff to see there, anyway. We had some good laughs about it, though.
 
2001-10-17 04:32:14 PM  
Sounds alot like Palistine and Isreal[sp on both, I cannot spell for s.h.i.t.]
 
2001-10-18 02:46:24 AM  
My favorite McCoy:

"He's dead, Jim."
 
2001-10-18 06:59:18 AM  
At issue is access to a cemetery where three McCoy boys were buried after being tied to pawpaw trees and executed by the Hatfields in 1882.

yeah...the Paw-Paw executions. Good times, good times.
 
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