Francis Edward Abernethy, Kenneth L. Untiedt's Both Sides Of The Border: A Texas Folklore Sampler PDF

By Francis Edward Abernethy, Kenneth L. Untiedt

ISBN-10: 1417590629

ISBN-13: 9781417590629

ISBN-10: 1574411845

ISBN-13: 9781574411843

Texas has a wide inhabitants who has lived on each side of the border and created a folkloric combine that makes Texas exact. each side of the Border will get its identify from its emphasis on lately researched Tex-Mex folklore. yet we realize that Texas has different borders along with the Rio Grande. We use that name with the folklorist's wisdom that each one of this state's songs, stories, and traditions have lived and prospered at the different aspects of Texas borders at one time or one other prior to they crossed the rivers and grew to become "ours." Chapters are prepared thematically and comprise favourite storytellers like James Ward Lee, Thad Sitton, and Jerry Lincecum. Lee's cherished "Hell is for He-Men" looks right here, besides Sitton's informative essay on Texas freedmen's settlements. either side of the Border comprises whatever to please every person drawn to Texas folklore.

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Frank Dobie ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ J. Frank Dobie in the Texas Folklore Society office at The University of Texas, ca. 1936 (Courtesy Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas) Charles Leland Sonnichsen (1901– 1991)—TFS president (1937–1938), prolific writer about Texas history and folklore, after-dinner speaker, and “one more hard-workin' sumbitch” (Courtesy University of Texas at El Paso Library, Special Collections Department) “Leland saw me across the room, began singing ‘Let the Lower Lights Be Burning,’ motioned to you, and we met singing—you bass, me soprano, and Leland the tenor.

If I still got a sore throat, it was lime juice combined with honey she poured down me. If I’d gotten my feet wet, she made sure that I also moistened the top of my head to keep me from getting blisters on the roof of my mouth or catching cold. When I got sick and she didn’t know what to do, she’d call for my grandmother’s wisdom. On one occasion, after several days of a fever that wouldn’t break, my grandmother took a handful of Snow Cap lard from the kitchen, stripped me and rubbed me from head to toe with it.

Frank Dobie ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ J. Frank Dobie in the Texas Folklore Society office at The University of Texas, ca. 1936 (Courtesy Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas) Charles Leland Sonnichsen (1901– 1991)—TFS president (1937–1938), prolific writer about Texas history and folklore, after-dinner speaker, and “one more hard-workin' sumbitch” (Courtesy University of Texas at El Paso Library, Special Collections Department) “Leland saw me across the room, began singing ‘Let the Lower Lights Be Burning,’ motioned to you, and we met singing—you bass, me soprano, and Leland the tenor.

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