Texas Folklore Society

East Texas Historical Assoication -- Fall, 2008

Secretary-Editor Ken Untiedt presided over a joint session with the East Texas Historical Association at their fall meeting in Nacogdoches on September 27, 2008.

Former President Henry Wolff and President L. Patrick Hughes read papers. Henry's paper, "Buried in Texas, Any and Every Which Way" (with PowerPoint show of graves and tombstones) and Patrick's paper, "Hobo Heaven: The Big Rock Candy Mountains" (with recorded songs and some of his own guitar picking) threw some humor and entertainment into the historical mix for a group of about 35 (a good size for a single session). Henry's paper will appear in the 2008 PTFS Death Lore: Texas Rituals, Superstitions, and Legends of the Hereafter.

Ken followed up with a brief history of the Texas Folklore Society and an invitation to the Texas Folklore Society Centennial celebration meeting in Nacogdoches on April 9-11, 2009. Ken's paper about the Texas Folklore Society will appear in the spring 2009 East Texas Historical Journal.


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