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Eighty-Third Annual Meeting

The Texas Folklore Society met in Midland, Texas, April 1-3, 1999. 
The meeting headquarters was in the Holiday Inn,

Program of Eighty-Third Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 1, 1999

2:00-6:00 p.m., Registration, Lobby, Holiday Inn, Midland
8:00 p.m., Hootenanny and birthday celebration for Paul Patterson

Friday, April 2

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Registration, Lobby, Holiday Inn, Midland

  • Session 1: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
    Karen Haile (Bandera), Chair
    Carolyn Norgaard (Dallas), "Women A-Horseback, Side or Astride"
    Kenneth Davis (Lubbock), "Extracts, Spices, and Soothing Ointments: Peddlers in Central Texas in the Thirties and Forties"
    Tony Clark (Georgetown), "History or Hearsay: Some Dubious Assertions about Bat Masterson and Bob Ford"

  • Session 2: 10:30 - 12:00 noon 
    John O. West (El Paso), Chair
    Wildwood Dean Price (Bonham), "Survival Value in Fannin County, Texas: Then and Now"
    Faye Leeper (Irving), "Technology and Fast Foods Can Speed up the Aging Process"
    Julia Kumor Hambric (El Paso), "La Charreada: The Traditions and Folklore of the Mexican Rodeo"

    12:00 noon, Officers Luncheon

  • Session 3: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 
    Linda Clark (Georgetown), Chair
    Rollo Newsom (Austin), "The Oatmeal Festival: Folkways, Inventedways and Fakeways"
    George Ewing (Abilene), "Mother's Model T"
    Mildred Sentell (Snyder), "Funeral Homes in Small West Texas Towns in the Early Part of the Century"

  • Session 4: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
    Jim Byrd (Commerce), Chair
    James Ward Lee (Denton), "Talking Fancy"
    Patrick Dearen (Midland), "Somewhere Over the Pecos: A Patterson Oz"
    Elmer Kelton (San Angelo), "Paul Patterson: Teacher, Mentor, Friend"

    Cash Bar 6:30 p.m.
    Banquet 7:30 p.m.
    Presiding: Sylvia Mahoney (Vernon)
    Entertainment: Rusty Hudelson and "The Bum Steers"

    Hootenanny (following the banquet), 

    Saturday, April 3

  • Session 5: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
    Lee Haile (Bandera), Chair
    Phyllis Bridges (Denton), "La Quinceanera: Hispanic Folk Custom"
    Henry Wolff, Jr. (Victoria), "Ghosts of Goliad"
    Business Meeting
    Presiding: Sylvia Mahoney (Vernon) 
    Joyce Roach (Keller), "Baby Lore: The Why and Wherefore of It"
    Hazel Abernethy (Nacogdoches), "Grandmother Lore: The Deep and Wide of It"

    "The High, Low and More of it," Audience participation 

    Closing Ceremony
    Sylvia Mahoney (Vernon)

  • Sylvia Mahoney (Vernon)

  • Mary Harris (Hobbs, NM)

  • F.E. Abernethy (Nacogdoches)

  • Carolyn Satterwhite (Nacogdoches)

  • George Ewing (Abilene) 1999 
  • R.G. Dean (Nacogdoches) 2000 
  • Margaret Waring (Comanche) 2000 
  • Rollo Newsom (Austin) 2001 
  • Jerry Lincecum (Sherman) 2001 

  • Ira Blanton (Alpine) 1999
  • Tom Crum (Granbury) 1999
  • W.C. Jameson (Conway, AR) 1999
  • Henry Wolff, Jr. (Victoria) 2000

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