Portfolio Naples March 2017 - Page 43

at mountain and holler people are open and far more accepting of others than many give them credit. Here people are more tolerant and receptive to another’s differences than more mainstream America might think. Over the years as a college professor, I’ve taken my New England and European foreign exchange students to the heads of the hollers and mountain people are curious about others and very welcoming. ey are not the stereotypes we often read about. If you are blood kin or just friendly, you are often taken in and received, no matter what your background or look. PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 41