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Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains - And Other Homespun Remedies, Proverbs, and Poetry
     

Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains - And Other Homespun Remedies, Proverbs, and Poetry

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by Patricia H. Graham
 

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Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains includes several short stories based on the folklore of the Appalachian Mountains. Before the time of cell-phones, computers and television, family members would gather on the front porch and offer up stories through simple oral traditions. These stories were to provide simple forms of entertainment to their children. With each

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Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains includes several short stories based on the folklore of the Appalachian Mountains. Before the time of cell-phones, computers and television, family members would gather on the front porch and offer up stories through simple oral traditions. These stories were to provide simple forms of entertainment to their children. With each generation, the stories become more elaborate and creative. These yarns became known as Appalachian folklore. Mountain people have always led a difficult life; but how they dealt with their struggles is a unique perspective on Appalachian people.

Also, in this book you will find a small section on mountain medicinal treatments and hillbilly proverbs, which were carried over from mother to daughter down the family line. Knowledge of apothecary, or also known as mountain medicine, was necessary to treat family members who became ill while the local doctor was away visiting two towns over. Most importantly, no decent self-respecting mountain folk would ever go unprepared without offering up advice to help their fellow neighbor. Wise sayings or hillbilly proverbs go hand-in-hand with mountain medicine and is given to anyone who might need guidance in their daily life.

The second part of the book includes a special story written by one of the original descendants of the Crowe Family, Ms. Verna Humphrey. This short piece of fiction centers around a light romance based right after the end of the Civil War. The setting takes place in Green Cove and it presents a time of struggle and death while a young girl, Charlotte, struggles to regain her birthright during these trying times. When a young lawyer enters upon the scene, Charlotte’s interpretation of birthright takes on a whole new meaning. Now she must make some hard decisions that will alter the course of her life.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014956765
Publisher:
E-BookTime, LLC
Publication date:
04/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
124
Sales rank:
1,191,267
File size:
74 KB

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Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains - And Other Homespun Remedies, Proverbs, and Poetry 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Rosie1936 More than 1 year ago
A easy read without all of the complicated vocabulary. I read it and found it to be quite relaxing and enjoyable. I am buying another copy just for my son. A type of book that any family member can enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read Hillbilly Tales and it is a delightful book filled with comical short stories that you would expect to hear while sitting out on the front porch of anyone's home.
MelanieT More than 1 year ago
Outstanding book for all readers. If you are a true southerner then this is a must read. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Looking forward to the next one.