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Rosa Hick and Connie Regan-Blake at the Hicks's homeplace Connie Regan-Blake visiting with Rosa Hicks. The door to the addition will be where you see the window in the background. Ray Hicks Homeplace
Wood stacked for a cold winter at the Hicks
homeplace in the mountains of North Carolina.

Dear Friends,

Ray Hicks lived his whole life on Beech Mountain in North Carolina, and yet he touched the lives of people around the world with his storytelling and innate wisdom and knowledge of the old ways.

His widow, Rosa and son Ted still live at the homeplace, a weather-worn cabin built on land that has been in the Hicks family since the 1700's. Over the past few years, their health has dramatically deteriorated. Ted suffers from diabetes and kidney disease and must travel over an hour for dialysis three times a week. Rosa suffers from leukemia and has heart problems.

In 2005, due to the generosity of many kind people, they Hicks did not have to endure another winter with only wood heat, carrying water from the spring and using an outhouse. They now have good insulation, indoor plumbing and kerosene heat.

Rosa said, "One time in my life I'd like to wake up to a warm house." Her wish has come true.

If you would like to contribute, please send a check payable to:

The Ray and Rosa Hicks Fund
c/o Connie Regan-Blake
PO BOX 2898
Asheville, NC 28802

Donations are not tax deductible at this time.

Your kindness, generosity and continued loving thoughts are greatly appreciated.
Rosa says, "I can feel every prayer."


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