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The family saga : a collection of Texas family legends / edited by Francis Edward Abernethy, Jerry Bryan Lincecum, Frances B. Vick.

Contributor(s): Abernethy, Francis Edward | Lincecum, Jerry Bryan, 1942- | Vick, Frances Brannen, 1935-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society: no. 60.Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 2003Description: xiv, 366 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 1574411683 (alk. paper); 9781574411683 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Texas -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes | Texas -- History -- Anecdotes | Texas -- Biography -- Anecdotes | Folklore -- TexasAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Family saga.; Online version:: Family saga.DDC classification: 920.0764 LOC classification: F386.6 | .F36 2003GR1 | .T4 no.60
Contents:
From the old sod to the new world -- Gone to Texas -- The Civil War -- Indians -- Animals, wild and domestic -- The church, preachers, and religion -- Ghosts and the supernatural -- Feuding and fighting -- Hard times -- A brush with history -- The wars -- The cycle of life -- Family matters -- Family characters: heroes, black sheep, and eccentrics -- Miscellaneous.
Summary: The family saga is made up of an accumulation of separate family legends. These are the stories of the old folks and the old times that are told among the family when they gather for funerals or Thanksgiving dinner. These are the "remember-when" stories the family tells about the time when the grownups were children.
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Includes index.

The family saga is made up of an accumulation of separate family legends. These are the stories of the old folks and the old times that are told among the family when they gather for funerals or Thanksgiving dinner. These are the "remember-when" stories the family tells about the time when the grownups were children.

From the old sod to the new world -- Gone to Texas -- The Civil War -- Indians -- Animals, wild and domestic -- The church, preachers, and religion -- Ghosts and the supernatural -- Feuding and fighting -- Hard times -- A brush with history -- The wars -- The cycle of life -- Family matters -- Family characters: heroes, black sheep, and eccentrics -- Miscellaneous.

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FRANCIS EDWARD ABERNETHY was Regents Professor Emeritus of English at Stephen F. Austin State University, the executive secretary and editor of the Texas Folklore Society, the curator of exhibits for the East Texas Historical Association, and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. In addition to editing twenty-one Texas Folklore Society publications, he wrote Singin' Texas , Legends of Texas' Heroic Age, and all three volumes of the Texas Folklore Society history, published by the University of North Texas Press.<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> Jerry Bryan Lincecum is Shoap Professor of English at Austin College and the author of Gideon Lincecum's Sword , published by UNT Press.<br> <br> <br> <br> Frances B. Vick is a longtime member of the Texas Folklore Society. She is the former director of the University of North Texas Press, and president of the Texas State Historical Association.

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