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 Description:

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

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

Past, Present, and Promises

Past, Present, and Promises Description:

Our first story is called White Shine of Appalachia Take a journey with our nameless narrator through the towns of Baconton Georgia to Rabun Gap Georgia Our narrator struggles with domestic violence moonshining and a somewhat voluptuous school teacher accused of sleeping with her husband The ATF and DEA are hot on her husband s trail for attempted murder She now must a make a decision in order to survive her husband s rampage which ends in the mountains of Appalachia Our second story is called Small Town Girl A young divorcee Gwen is trying to make a new life for herself Gwen leaves the only life she has ever known to take a job in another state Unforeseen events bring about some twists and turns and Gwen has to face her past once again

Rating: 3.70 out of 5

Southern Mystical Moments

Southern Mystical Moments Description:

Southern Mystical Moments is written by Patricia Graham amp Verna Humphrey An anthology of Southern myths and beliefs that ends the book with a short story based on Voodoo which is called MAGIC UNDER THE WILLOW TREE Welcome to the world of Boojums Clurichauns and Whispering Willows Read about man eating monsters witches and mysterious lights that cannot be explained by the scientific community We dare you to enter into this mystical realm that is if you are brave enough

Rating: 3.56 out of 5

Reflections On Nature

Reflections On Nature Description:

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Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Southern Mystical Moments

Southern Mystical Moments Description:

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Rating: 3.42 out of 5