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Friday, August 6, 2010

BELATED PHOTOGRAPHS FROM JACKSON COUNTY LIBRARY PROGRAM



I didn't know that a member of the audience at my recent program at the Jackson County Library took a generous number of photographs until today. My friend, Carl gave me a copy of the photographs and here are a few. This was the first time I have told stories in the Jackson County library in seven years and it was a gratifying experience. I think I will do it again. Naturally, I told "Blow the Tannery Whistle" since it is my favorite story and it is drawn totally from local folklore. I grew up hearing the Tannery Whistle and sometimes I wake in the night thinking I have just heard it blow again. The next time I do a program for the library, I think I will tell some old traditional Jack Tales. Some twenty years ago, I worked with Tom Davenport, a filmmaker from Virginia, who filmed about fifteen Jack Tales, but he frequently gave them a modern setting. Since I helped him edit a collection of the tales, I would like to tell them again.

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