Rough Weather Makes Good Timber

Carolinians Recall

By Patsy Moore Ginns

Drawings by J. L. Osborne, Jr.

Approx. 205 pp., 8.5 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4071-9
    Published: January 1980
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-1038-2
    Published: June 2013
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-4114-8
    Published: June 2013

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In the simple unpretentious dignity of everyday speech, elderly Tar Heels share their fascinating and touching stories of North Carolina's past, a time when activities and cares were closely associated with extracting a living from the soil. The oldest person Ginns interviewed was ninety-seven, the youngest, fifty-three. The earliest firsthand accounts date from about 1885, and the latest reach into the postdepression era.

Originally published in 1977.

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