Quilting has been practiced in the United States since pre-Revolutionary days and is still done in many sections of the country, such as North Carolina. In Moore County quilting is an important social and cultural event.
Two short stories: “The Mule and the Circus Rider,” and “A Man of Honor.” The first story is about the bond a man had with his mule, and the second is a story that preludes the song “Pretty Saro.” Includes cover art.
The author debates what makes people, and potentially herself, part of the ‘folk.’ She mentions many folk medicines and superstitions that were common in her area, but that she herself half doubted, half believed.
Abstract: The story of how a ballad was lost and then found again, although it was never truly lost in the first place. ‘George Collins’ can also be replaced with ‘Tom Collins.’ Complete with the lyrics and sheet music.