Wendell Wiggins grew up in Fayette, Alabama. Quite a few
years ago, Fayette was called Frog Level. The name was
derived from the circumstance that Frog Level is situated on
the west edge of the Sipsey Swamp, right on the level with
the frogs--and cottonmouth moccasins and other denizens of
the swamp. While the name had been officially changed,
Wendell always thought of his home as Frog Level.
It seemed like a good, straightforward, and descriptive name.
Thus, when Wendell and Joan moved to their home on the
bank of Appenzell Creek in Pennsylvania, Wendell chose Frog
Level as the name for their home and then chose it for this
Header image: Appenzell
Creek at the bend where it is
turned by a vertical cliff of
Pennsylvania shale. The photo
was taken after several nights
of subfreezing weather and a
snowfall. January, 2006.
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