Growing up on a farm in central West Virginia is truly a… unique experience. Upon visiting for the first time, people often remark on the vistas and calmness of my parent’s house. However, the antics of me and my siblings were usually anything but peaceful. Here are a few tidbits of wisdom I’ve acquired over the years:
-Beer, semiautomatic rifles, and yellow jacket nests don’t mix. Ever
-Even nonpoisonous snakes bite
-There are far better games to play with your cousins than “rock-fight”
-Nothing ruins a sled run down a pipeline like a gas meter between the legs
-When it comes to gasoline and barely-legal fireworks, sometimes less is more.
-Only swing as high on a grapevine as you’re willing to fall
-It’s all fun and games until your potato cannon blows up
-No matter how much you hate emergency rooms, sewing your gashed leg with dental floss is probably not the best course of action
-When in a kicking match with a cow… the cow always wins
-There’s an excellent chance that anything that involves saying “Hey, watch this!” is going to end poorly
– Matthan Jackson, LBSPY #52 (April 7-May 5, 2014)
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.