In their own picturesque speech, an older generation of men and
women in North Carolina paint a vivid image of home and family life
in the southern Appalachian mountains around the turn of the
century. Dozens of contributors share their wisdom and memories in
stories of country hospitality, blackgum toothbrushes, foxhunting,
candy stews, jerk coffee, hangings, feuds, and mountain philosophy.
A final chapter is devoted to mountain tales and ghost stories.
Illustrated by J. L. Osborne, Jr. and originally published in
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