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Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting

The Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting was held in Kerrville, Texas on April 17-19, 2003.
The meeting headquarters was the YO Ranch Hotel & Conference Center
All sessions and the banquet were in the Spanish Oak Room

Program of Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 17, 2003

1:00-7:00 p.m., Registration, Lobby of YO Ranch Hotel 

1:30 p.m., Walking tour of downtown Kerrville

8:00 p.m., Hootenanny in the Live Oak Room

Friday, April 18, 2003

8:00 a.m. - NOON, Registration, Lobby of YO Ranch Hotel

  • Session 1: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
    Sylvia Mahoney (Vernon), Chair
    Joyce Gibson Roach (Keller), "A Tex-Mex Wedding"
    Nita Thurman (Denton), "Sam Bass and the Mythmakers"
    Jim Kelly (Brenham), "Walter Henry Burton's Ride from Bell County to Juarez, Mexico in 1888"
    Gloria Duarte (San Angelo), "Religion, Superstition, and Remedies in the Maxican-American Culture"

  • Session 2: 10:30 - 12:00 noon 
    Charles Rodenburger (Baird), Chair
    Kenneth W. Davis (Lubbock), "The Lore of Retirement and Extended Care Facilities"
    Veleda Boyd (Doss), "Coming Full Circle: The Remarkable Tale of the Lehmann Family"
    Alicia Zavala Galvan (San Antonio), "Folklore of a San Antonio Midwife"
    Henry Wolff (Victoria), "Tip to Tip: Legendary Longhorns"

    12:00 noon, Officers Luncheon , Guadalupe Room 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m., Free Time for Lunch for Members and Guests 

  • Session 3: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Special Plenary Session for the Young and the Young at Heart, 
    Tierney Untiedt (Lubbock), Chair
    Cynthia Savage (Midland), "Folklore 101: An Introduction to Folklore and the Texas Folklore Society"
    J.G. "Paw-paw" Pinkerton (Stamford, CT), "Storytelling: Sharing Who We Are and The Values We Hold"
    Acayla and Sierra Haile (Tarpley), "Once Upon a Time...Storytelling Adventures of Acayla and Sierra Haile"
    Lee Haile (Tarpley), "Let's Go Play: An Introduction to Folktoys"
    F.E. Abernethy (Nacogdoches), "Folk Music"
    Karen Reinartz Haile (Tarpley), "Folk Art...It's Everywhere"

  • Session 4: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
    Mary Mays (San Angelo), Chair
    Donna Meletio (San Antonio), "Burning Brightly: The Easter Fire Celebration of Maternal Necessity"
    Consuelo Samarippa (Austin), "The Passage of the Four: El Pasaje de los Cuarto de Escocia"
    Lora B. Garrison (Utopia), "Pioneer Woman"
    George Wilmeth Ewing (Abilene), "The -dence Question: Coinci- or Provi-?"

    Cash bar: 
    Banquet 7:00 p.m., Spanish Oak Room 
    Presiding: Lora B. Garrison (Utopia)
    Hootenanny, (following banquet) Live Oak Room

    Saturday, April 19, 2003

  • Session 5: 8:45 - 11:15 a.m. 
    Margaret Waring (Comanche), Chair
    John L. Davis (San Antonio), "Packaged Folklore: The Texas Folklife Festival -- Storysmithing and Shapeshifting"
    Lou Ann Herda (Houston), "The Evolution of a Legend: The Headless Horseman of Texas;
    or It May Not Be True, But It Makes a Good Story"

  • Business Meeting
    Presiding: Lora B. Garrison (Utopia) 

    Peggy A. Redshaw (Sherman), "Folklore in the Novels of Jane Roberts Wood"
    Rhett Rushing (San Antonio), "Variety Meats: Waste Not, Why Not?"

  • Closing Ceremony Lora B. Garrison (Utopia)

  • Officers:
    President: Lora B. Garrison (Utopia)

    Vice-President: Phyllis Bridges ( ) 

    Secretary-Editor: F.E. Abernethy (Nacogdoches)

    Treasurer: Heather Stumbaugh (Nacogdoches)

     Tom Crum (Granbury) 

  • Mary Harris (Hobbs, NM) 2003 
  • Henry Wolff, Jr. (Victoria) 2003 
  • Jerry Lincecum (Sherman) 2004 
  • J. Rhett Rushing (San Antonio) 2004 
  • Jean G. Schnitz (Boerne) 2005 

  • Tom Breedlove (La Grange) 2003
  • Kenneth L. Untiedt (Lubbock) 2003
  • Cynthia Savage (Midland) 2004
  • Becky Matthews ( ) 2004
  • Lee Haile (Tarpley) 2005

  • Ron Chrisman (Denton) 
  • Fran Vick (Dallas ) 

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