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“The oral customs and rich traditions of Kentucky are fading away,
but they are not lost; one has to simply ask, sit quietly and listen.“

Russell Lunsford
Photograph by David Lunsford


The Bumpers-1961 Valley Sports Little League Champions



“It was cool to put baseball cards in our bike spokes, but I would never have had my bike spokes slapping my favorite player, Mickey Mantle, around. Sweating on him in my hatband for luck, now that was a different matter altogether.” RL


Author, back row, second player from the left