More strange stuff indeed…
That’s all the Smoky/ pp in the US, including variations. Lo and behold, the Lovely, KY we were just talking about pops up, and right next to the only legitimate Smoky in Calvert County, MD. The variant name for Lovely, and why it shows up in this list, is Smoky Bottom.
I’m not sure if this means anything but a pointer to Kate Swift of [Winesap], who is Lovely as described by Rev. Hartman (and Lovely *and* a Beauty in the next story) and also a smoker — smoky or smokey. We know this through Smoky Ordinary, VA linked to Ordinary, VA and Glass and Lady and Achilles. The Lady is Kate again, who, at the end of the reverend’s story, becomes one with the praying child of the window who has lost his (Achilles) heel. Story of Achilles, then, to refresh my memory. This is only US Achilles besides one in remoter part of Kansas (Rawlins County).
In Greek mythology, when Achilles was a baby, it was foretold that he would die young. To prevent his death, his mother Thetis took Achilles to the River Styx, which was supposed to offer powers of invulnerability, and dipped his body into the water. But as Thetis held Achilles by the heel, his heel was not washed over by the water of the magical river. Achilles grew up to be a man of war who survived many great battles. But one day, a poisonous arrow shot at him was lodged in his heel, killing him shortly after.
The use of “Achilles heel” as an expression meaning “area of weakness, vulnerable spot” dates only to 1840, with implied use in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Ireland, that vulnerable heel of the British Achilles!” from 1810 (Oxford English Dictionary).
Money may also be involved. Only 1 of 2 Moneys in US in Gloucester County, along with a historic Cash. The other is in Mississippi with possible attachments to Pink Floyd’s song Money, reinforced by Money Creek + Root River in Houston County, Minnesota, remembering that we’ve brought up this county before (archetypal 2, as in HHH). Floyd’s Gilmour croons that money is the root of all evil to-day in the song Money, a famous line of the Dark Side of the Moon album. Money is another achilles heel for a lot of people — worrying about it in various ways (not having enough, wanting more, etc.). Not the Winesap reverend’s problem necessarily, but add it to the list along with sexual temptation. At the top again, Minnesota is more about Nixon (through Hixon) and him being a crook and exposed after the ’68 election. Nixon tops native son Hubert H. Humphrey. We’ll travel down that path or Trail sometime soon as well, hopefully avoiding the Gully. 🙂
Another type of smoke (monster) we’ve been seeing on LOST a lot lately. We’re at the final episode… started in July!
This smoke monster began as an ordinary man, a Man in Black like Cash. A man without a name, not even Sue.
(to be continued)