Re: old english accent was closer to American southern accent
Some of the views in Lexington social circles can be pretty harsh. This past Thanksgiving the upper-class discussion turned to Kentucky literature and whether a prominent and famous local author was correct in thinking that what Eastern Kentucky needed was an infusion of outside genes to make the people there more intelligent, touching on rape gangs or mass sterilization. Then they looked at me and realized they were in mixed company.
What the author said was uncalled for.
"I've tried atheism and I can't stick at it: I keep having doubts. That probably sums up my position."