Potions and Notions, book review
“Wherever I go, I am always seen as the girl from Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. I don’t have a problem with this.” So begins Callie Clare’s Potions & Notions: The Legacy of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. And as readers may attest, Clare embraces that idea.
Rabbit Hash “is officially only a three-and-a-half-acre plot of land along the Ohio River … 30 miles downriver from Cincinnati, Ohio, in rural Boone County, Kentucky,” explains Clare.
Oh, but the charm the place engenders. Rabbit Hash General Store’s front porch might rightly be called iconic. It shows up wherever the state’s tourist attractions are promoted. Clare calls it “the center of community life in Rabbit Hash.”
Rabbit Hash has been flooded many times, annually celebrates “Old Timers Day,” and has a museum housing its historical society. People around Rabbit Hash tend to put people before things and leave the “rat race” outside its boundaries. Clare simply calls it “community.”
— Steve Flairty