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88th Annual Meeting of the Texas Folklore Society

Allen, Texas, April 8-10, 2004 at the Hilton Garden Inn
All Paper Sessions were held in the Grand Ballroom

Program for the 88th Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 8
1 to 7 p.m. Registration, hotel foyer
8 p.m. Hootenanny
[There will be a few bottles of wine free and a keg on Friday night.]

Friday, April 9
8 to noon Registration, hotel foyer
8:15 a.m. Welcome: TFS President Phyllis Bridges
plus a Local Welcome from Judge John McCraw

Session 1 (8:30-10 a.m.) Chair Jean Schnitz (Boerne)
"The Diamond Curse," Jim Gatewood (Dallas)
"High Flyin' Times: A Chronicle of Adventures in a '48 Piper Cub, P-A 12 Supercruiser and a Piper Tripacer," Barbara Pybas (Sivells Bend, Gainesville)
"The Legend of Tincy Eggleston," Kriste Wolfe (Crowley)

Session 2 (10:30 a.m.-noon) Chair Mary Harris (Hobbs, NM) 
"Growing Up on Both Sides of the Rio Grande," Lucy Fischer West (El Paso)
"From the Tyme that He First Began to Riden Out: The Unspoken code of Chivalry Among Drag Racers," Gretchen Lutz (Houston)
"Mi fronteridad in the Classroom: The Power of Writing and Sharing Stories," Meredith Abarca (El Paso)

Noon: Officer's Luncheon

Session 3 (1:30-3p.m.) Chair Rosemary Davis (Seguin)
"First Generation Texan," Miché Untiedt (Nacogdoches)
"Just Like Any Kid," Consuelo Samarripa (Austin)

Session 4 (3:30-5 p.m.) Chair Joyce Roach (Keller)
"Tejano Perspectives: Faces and Voices," David Laro (San Antonio)
"La Llorona's Ancestry: Crossing Cultural Boundaries," Gloria Duarte (San Angelo)
"Gathering at Bill's: Maintaining the Folklore of Live Oak County," Mary Margaret Dougherty Campbell (George West)

Cash Bar: 6:30 p.m.
Banquet 7 p.m.
Entertainment: (Hoot following banquet)

Saturday, April 10
Session 5 (8:45- 11:30 a.m.) Chair Jim Harris (Hobbs, NM)
"Queens, Kings, and Cattle Trails: Doan's Picnic on the Western Trail," Sylvia Mahoney (Vernon)
"The Carter Family and Radio Station XERA, Del Rio, Texas," Jerry Lincecum (Sherman)
Business Meeting, President Bridges presiding
"Driving Across Texas at 35 mph," Jean Schnitz (Boerne)
"Sports Talk," James Ward Lee
Closing Ceremony, President Phyllis Bridges

  • Officers:
    President: Phyllis Bridges (Denton)

    Vice-President: J. Rhett Rushing (San Antonio) 

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

    Treasurer: Heather Gotti (Douglass)

    Councilor: Tom Crum (Granbury) 

  • Jerry Lincecum (Sherman) 2004 
  • Jean G. Schnitz (Boerne) 2005 
  • Tom Breedlove (La Grange) 2006 
  • Kenneth L. Untiedt (Nacogdoches) 2006 
  • Lora B. Garrison (Utopia) 2006 

  • Cynthia Savage (Midland) 2004
  • Becky Matthews (San Antonio) 2004
  • Lee Haile (Tarpley) 2005
  • Sonia Clayton (Albany) 2006
  • Peggy Redshaw (Sherman) 2006

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

    Thanks to the following Sponsors:
  • Collin County Community College
  • Hilton Garden Inn, Allen
  • Retractable Technologies, Inc.
  • "Telling Our Stories" Program, Austin College
  • University of North Texas Press
  • University of Texas at Dallas.

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