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Rosa Hick and Connie Regan-Blake at the Hicks's homeplace Connie Regan-Blake visiting with Rosa Hicks in 2004. The door for the addition is 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 lived out most of their lives also at the homeplace, a weather-worn cabin built on land that has been in the Hicks family since the 1700's. In 2005, due to the generosity of many kind people, the Hicks did not have to endure another winter with only wood heat, carrying water from the spring and using an outhouse. They finished their lives with good insulation, indoor plumbing and kerosene heat.

In the years before she passed away, Rosa had said, "One time in my life I'd like to wake up to a warm house." Her wish came true!

If you would like to contribute to preserving their legacy, please contact:

The Ray and Rosa Hicks Fund
c/o Connie Regan-Blake

Donations are tax deductible.

Your kindness, generosity and loving thoughts were greatly appreciated.
Rosa said, "I can feel every prayer."


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