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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Folk Tales

Don't you just love a tall tale? Or an old folk story about why things happen the way they do?

B'rer Rabbit adventures, how the 'possum lost the hair from his tail, and why dogs chase cats are only a few of the animal folk tales you can read at the American Folklore website.

It'll take you back to the days when a terrific imagination and a knack for storytelling pleased people more than...a dog with a bone!


Anonymous said...

LOL! I hope you know I will now be reading folk tales all afternoon and it is all your fault, Pat:)

The Word Place said...

I grew up with Br'er Rabbit--what a character! Remember Disney's "Song of the South"?---now mothballed and labeled "racist"? Sigh. Juano Hernandez, who played Uncle Remus, was superb--not to mention the avowed hero of the entire movie. Thankfully, clips can be found on Utube, and Hanna loves to watch Uncle Remus sing "Zipiddy Do-Dah"! As a matter of fact, so do I. He's such a wise, comfortable presence!

(And now that I think of it, my characters Hoag and Sam in "Four Summer Days" must have been based on him--gentle, wise, loving, men in every best sense of the word!)