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Precious Memories - Legacy of Bygone Days

Barbara Meehan Lewis

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ISBN 10: 1410730212 / ISBN 13: 9781410730213
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Hardcover. 196 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.4in. x 0.7in.Precious Memories - Legacy of Bygone Days might be classified by some as a book of memoirs, spanning three generations, but its importance goes beyond mere reminiscence. The book covers an approximate fifty year period, from the early 1900s to the late 1950s, of southern (North Georgia) folk life, and relives the everyday life of real people and circumstances. Even though it is a family history, it gives a description and paints a picture of life in general as lived by many individuals in the area, with slight exaggerations here and there. Read about various facets of farm life, social events and religious observances, school life, old sayings and signs, ghost tales, and much more. Need to know how sour kraut, pickled beans or leather britches were made Maybe you are curious to know the process used for making corn liquor. Have you washed feet at church, worn an as a fetida bag around your neck, or smoked rabbit tobacco If your ancestors lived in the southeast Pickens and northeast Cherokee County areas of North Georgia during this period, you mightfind them in this book. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781410730213

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Title: Precious Memories - Legacy of Bygone Days

Publisher: 1st Book Library

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Precious Memories - Legacy of Bygone Days might be classified by some as a book of memoirs, spanning three generations, but its importance goes beyond mere reminiscence. The book covers an approximate fifty year period, from the early 1900s to the late 1950s, of southern (North Georgia) folk life, and relives the everyday life of real people and circumstances. Even though it is a family history, it gives a description and paints a picture of life in general as lived by many individuals in the area, with slight exaggerations here and there. Read about various facets of farm life, social events and religious observances, school life, old sayings and signs, ghost tales, and much more. Need to know how sour kraut, pickled beans or leather britches were made? Maybe you are curious to know the process used for making corn liquor. Have you "washed feet" at church, worn an as a fetida bag around your neck, or smoked "rabbit tobacco?" If your ancestors lived in the southeast Pickens and northeast Cherokee County areas of North Georgia during this period, you mightfind them in this book.

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Barbara Meehan Lewis was born in Pickens County,Jasper, Georgia. She attended elementary school at Marble Hill and Ball Ground,high school at Cherokee High, Canton, Georgia and furthered¿ her education at Georgia State University inAtlanta.Her full-time working career began with Ben T. HuietReal Estate, later Huiet & Powell Realty, in Atlanta. She retired in theyear 2000, after a twenty-six year employment with Fulton County Government. Twice widowed, first from Ralph Bradford Meehan, andmore recently from Rev. Clinton Lee¿Lewis; she currently resides in Cherokee County, Ball Ground, Georgia.

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