More than 500 folksy omens, signs, and sayings. Mountain wisdom in a humorous, concise format.
The ideal gift for lovers of folklore and Americana LONG BEFORE THE Foxfire series brought rural ways to the attention of the nation, folklore was an integral part of the American tradition. Signs, remedies, and sayings--gathered from years of observation and experience--were passed from generation to generation as fact. "I've heard these things all my life," says author Evelyn Childers, "and I repeated them to my children." Now she shares this trove of information with the rest of us. Did you know, for example, that when it is going to rain, ants crawl in single file? basil planted in pots will repel mosquitoes? sassafras tea will cure a stomach ache?