In the isolated North Carolina mountains, old-timers relive their lives in bits and pieces. They tell of a time when working together as a family was fun, when pleasures were simple, and when a handshake made a deal. Lauterer introduces thirty-five mountain folk whose memories and experiences bridge two centuries, a generation whose moral values and skills are fast becoming obsolete, a people who give the South and American its deeply rooted heritage.
Originally published in 1980.
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