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--Myths, legends & folk tales from Appalachia and beyond . . .
In Memory of Teddie
1984? - 2001
Gary awarded honorary doctorate from Western Carolina University
The Prince of
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At the time of his capture in 1881, the outlaw, Lewis Redmond was described as "the most famous man in South Carolina"
The Raindrop Waltz
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The play ran for four weeks (12 performances) with every night sold out and a number of standing ovations . . .
I grew up listening to a great deal of foolishness about 'bad blood' (mine), black Irish curses (my grandfather's) and the evils of being 'left handed' (I couldn't play a musical instrument.) I grew up with the cows, June apple trees, comic books, the Farmers' Federation and Saturday movies.
I told my first stories to my grandfather's chickens in a dark chicken-house when I was six years old. My audience wasn't attentive and tended to get hysterical during the dramatic parts.
This site is here so that I can share a few tales with you and let you know what I've been up to since then.
Now I share my stories in the form of books, paintings, audio and video cassettes or I can just come to your town and tell a few in person.
Among the things you will find here is a peek into my latest book"Mason Jars in the Flood." You can also browse around the site and look at some of the stories I have painted and learn more about the books and cassettes.
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