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Curmudgeon in corduroy : the best of Jerry Flemmons' Texas / introduction by Mike Cochran.

By: Flemmons, Jerry.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Forth Worth : TCU Press, c2000Description: 174 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0875652174; 9780875652177.Other title: Best of Jerry Flemmons' Texas.Subject(s): Texas -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes | Texas -- Biography -- Anecdotes | Texas -- History -- AnecdotesDDC classification: 976.4 LOC classification: F386.6 | .F58 2000
Contents:
And Flights of Harlots Sing Thee to Thy Rest -- Autumn, We Hardly Knew Ye -- A Friend Falls in the Forest -- Putting the Peas in Prosperity -- The Shadow of Death -- Of Dimple And Dixie And Dump -- Dawn Comes Sunny Side Up -- Out of the Frying Pan and into the Internet -- Fry, Fry Again -- A Boy's Life, before Litigation -- Have Rubber Gun, Will Travel -- On the Square It's Half Past Then -- The Way the Cracker Crumbles -- %&@!# and Stones May %&@!# My Bones -- A Dance of Myth and Mane -- More Do-Si-Do Than Pas de Deux -- Death and Extra Innings -- East Texas Brigadoon -- Welcome to Culture Gulch -- Before "Dominoes" Meant Pizza -- Shades of Yesteryear -- How Sweet the Sound -- A Cowboy's Kingly Crown -- Giddy Up -- Way Up! -- Makin' Bacon
Summary: Jerry Flemmons' Texas is sometimes a place of sadness, even tragedy, sometimes a place of high jinx and great jokes, but most often, it's a place of vanishing traditions and long-ago days.
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"These essays were previously printed in the Fort Worth star-telegram and Southern living"--T.p. verso.

Jerry Flemmons' Texas is sometimes a place of sadness, even tragedy, sometimes a place of high jinx and great jokes, but most often, it's a place of vanishing traditions and long-ago days.

And Flights of Harlots Sing Thee to Thy Rest -- Autumn, We Hardly Knew Ye -- A Friend Falls in the Forest -- Putting the Peas in Prosperity -- The Shadow of Death -- Of Dimple And Dixie And Dump -- Dawn Comes Sunny Side Up -- Out of the Frying Pan and into the Internet -- Fry, Fry Again -- A Boy's Life, before Litigation -- Have Rubber Gun, Will Travel -- On the Square It's Half Past Then -- The Way the Cracker Crumbles -- %&@!# and Stones May %&@!# My Bones -- A Dance of Myth and Mane -- More Do-Si-Do Than Pas de Deux -- Death and Extra Innings -- East Texas Brigadoon -- Welcome to Culture Gulch -- Before "Dominoes" Meant Pizza -- Shades of Yesteryear -- How Sweet the Sound -- A Cowboy's Kingly Crown -- Giddy Up -- Way Up! -- Makin' Bacon

Author notes provided by Syndetics

The late journalist Jerry Flemmons retired as travel editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in the late 1990s but continued to contribute occasional columns on his favorite subject Texas. The author of Jerry Flemmons ' Texas Siftings , More Texas Siftings , Amon ! , Plowboys, Cowboys and Slanted Pigs , the one-man play O Dammit ! , a coffee table book on Texas, and Fodor ' s Guide to the Caribbean , he was writer-in-residence for Tarleton State University and made his home in Granbury, Texas.

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