Old Time Stories
Byrd is talking about the god people of west virginia working in the coal fields when he was young, and without social security. When he was a kid 55, 60 was an old old man.
No social security. When they became old, couldnt get work and could only go to children hoping they could take them in. Many went to the county poor farm.
good people (all people who owned guns, btw - to try to keep it relevant - that is my comment, Byrd doesn't mention it)