is a very well-known story about the Hatfield-McCoy feud. As the Devil
Anse is called after the infamous patriarch of the Hatfield clan, the
Poppy Preacher Anse pipe represents a tribute to Anderson Hatfield - also called "Preacher Anse" to distinguish between him and
William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield. The resulting trial of the feud
was presided over by the local justice of the peace, Preacher Anderson Hatfield, who was D.A. Hatfield's cousin, kind and good-tempered in contrast to him.
Christianity, poppy symbolism is recruited to represent death as a
period of tranquil slumber. This association is seen in metaphor as the
red petals of the poppy symbolize the blood of sacrificed Christ. Themes
of death, resurrection and immortality blossom as the poppy /and the
spirit/ never really die, just renew and ascend, what can be seen in
this case as a bloodshed between the two feuding families and the story,
which subsequently became one of the most well-known feuds in American
So when you are just pissed off, take the Devil
Anse. And whenever you will be on the way from a church with at least
five children and a kind wife that just kissed you under a blossoming
apple tree, light the PoppyPreacher Anse.
Wishing good smokes to all of you."