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Author Winniford, Lee, 1932-

Title Following old fencelines : tales from rural Texas / Lee Winniford
Edition 1st ed
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©1998


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 262 pages) : illustrations
Series C.A. Brannen series ; no. 2
C.A. Brannen series ; no. 2.
Contents Foreword / Carl Lindahl -- 1. Introduction: Return of a Prodigal Daughter -- 2. Getting a Handle on the Past -- 3. Picking Cotton, Killing Hogs, and Stretching the Truth -- 4. Telling Storm-Cellar Tales in Cyclone Country -- 5. Place Permanent and Place Portable: Winniford-Alexander and Ward-Wolf Family Legends -- 6. Two Graveyards: Cultural Metaphors for the Here and the Hereafter -- 7. "Home Is Where You Bury": Long Cemetery Legends I -- 8. Coming Home Feet First: Long Cemetery Legends II -- 9. Conclusion: Wanderings in Time and Spirit
Summary In Following Old Fencelines: Tales from Rural Texas, Lee Winniford returns home - with a motive and a mission to recapture memories, feelings, and remnants from her childhood, especially as preserved in the lore of her family and in Hopkins County. Returning as both an artist and evaluator, the author attempts to reconcile the present and past. Winniford illustrates and interprets the culture of a small, isolated community of Texas as it existed some fifty years ago. She examines the different cultural trends and distinctive storytelling modes of both sides of her family through analogy with the two graveyards where four generations of her family are buried
With this collection of tales told through a variety of voices, Winniford recreates the personalities and lifestyles of the original storytellers and these situations in which their tales were shared and gives analytic insight into folklore. Folklore scholars, Texas history enthusiasts, or anyone who likes a good story is invited to join Winniford on her wonderful journey home
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-262)
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Subject Winniford, Lee, 1932- -- Childhood and youth
Winniford family.
Alexander family.
Ward family.
Wolfe family.
Alexander family
Ward family
Winniford family
Winniford, Lee, 1932-
Wolfe family
Folklore -- Texas -- Hopkins County
HISTORY -- State & Local -- General.
Childhood and youth of a person
Manners and customs
Hopkins County (Tex.) -- Social life and customs
Hopkins County (Tex.) -- Biography
Texas -- Hopkins County
Genre/Form autobiographies (literary works)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585174318