Monday, August 23, 2010
New Book Folklore of the Blue Ridge Foothills
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Laurel Hill Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Folklore of the Blue Ridge Foothills edited by Doug Belcher. The book will be available at the Bassett Heritage Festival on September 11, 2010, and at the Bassett Historical Center until then. ALL PROFIT from this book will go to the Building Fund of the Bassett Public Library Association. This is the first book published by Laurel Hill Publishing not written by Tom Perry and begins a new series of books called the Bassett Historical Center Series, which will benefit the library from the sale of this series.
This book originally published in 1969 from stories submitted by students at Samuel H. Hairston School in Henry County, Virginia, takes tales, superstitions, and traditions to weave a story about the folklore of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in piedmont Virginia. See a list of student contributors below.
Edited by the student’s teacher from 1969, Douglas G. Belcher, who holds degrees from Appalachian State University and UNC-Chapel Hill. He edited these stories from his students in 1969. Proceeds from this book will go to the Building Fund of the Bassett Historical Center. Mr. Belcher, a very private man will not do book signings or public relations for this book, but he is donating ALL profit to the Bassett Historical Center from the sale of this book.
Chapters in Folklore of the Blue Ridge Foothills are about Weather Signs, Household Superstitions, Animal Superstitions, and Country Medicine. The book includes student illustrations from 1969 and his indexed. At sixty pages, this book is a labor of love from a teacher wanting to remember his students and help our regional history library at the same time.
Student Contributors were Wayne Ashley, Jill Baily, Jerry Belcher, Debra Boardwifle, Ronnie Bryant, Doug Campbell, Debbie Cassell, Perry Cassell, Terilda Clark, Ann Clement, Danny Cline, Kathy Coleman, Debra Craig, Kirk Craig, Mary Craig, Roger Craig, Sandra Craig, Herbert Dellinger, Deborah Dillon, Lisa Draper, Richard Fitzgerald, Sharon Foley, Delairie Fretwell, Wanda George, Robin Gilley, Karen Gray, Ann Grogan, Harriet Grogan, Mickey Grogan, Joe Hairstoll, Paulette Hairston, William Hairston, Wanda Harbour, Jimmy Hearl, James Hendricks, Darryl Holland, Patricia Hughes, Tony Hutchens, Patricia Hylton, Sandra Hylton, Paul Johnson, Deborah Jordan, Michael Joyce, Charlotte Kellam, Steve Kendrick, Ray Lawrence, Judy Marshall, Jerry Martin, Sammy Martin, Debbie McAlexander, Marsh Merriman, Susan Milton, Susan Morris, Debbie Mullins, Ronnie Mullins, Darlene Murphy, Leon Nelson, Donna Nester, Owen Overby, Doretha Penn, Doris Penn, Richard Penn, Willie Penn, Tim Philpott, Dianne Rakes, Dean Randall, Vanessa Redd, Valerie Reed, Charlene Reid, Elbert Robertson, Michael Scales, Linda Shively, Paula Shough, Lee Smith, Linda Smith, Brenda Spencer, Jacob Spencer, Pamela Spencer, Pansy Spencer, Roger Spencer, Cindy Stone, Debris Stone, Philip Stone, Sandy Stone, Susan Stone, Cheryl Strader, Gail Taylor, Renniette Thomas, Velma Thomas, Janice Thompson, Vickie Tolbert, Linda Townsend, Telisa Triplett, Alonzb Turner, Edward Turner, David Vaughn, Dennis Via, Charlotte Ward, Carolyn Watkins, Howard Wigington, Wanda Wood, and Barbara Yates.
ISBN 1452871299 EAN-13 9781452871295 60 pages $9.99
Available from Laurel Hill Publishing at https://www.createspace.com/3454350
Available from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Folklore-Ridge-Foothills-Douglas-Belcher/dp/1452871299/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1282163730&sr=8-1
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