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Collection of memorable and comical stories about Emma Wilson Emery's family members, including her Aunt Puss, Uncle Lum, Uncle Noah, Aunt Chlo and others. "In 1890, Aunt Puss Hooks, Spurger's outstanding citizen, was not known beyond the boundaries of Tyler County, Texas. She never saw the halls of Congress nor went shopping on Fifth Avenue, but she represented a way of life as it was lived in her day and a type of people who were among the unsung builders of our nation. Belonging to a generation that had its advent immediately following the conflict between our states, she was one of the children who had to go to the cottonfield instead of the schoolhouse . . . She was not a retiring, subdued woman . . . hers was a positive personality, the blending of a fighting spirit with an unselfish, gentle nature that filled her critics with awe and her friends with love and admiration . . . To me, as a child, Aunt Puss was a three ring circus all by herself . . . Despite all their shortcomings and oddities, Aunt Puss, her friends, and her kinfolk made up a lovable, God-fearing aggregation of human beings, a people whose roots grew deep into the heart of the Southland . . . I am glad I was one of them."

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Emma WIlson Information
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  1. Paisano Books Series Information
  2. pp. i-iii
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. v
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  1. Dedication Page
  2. p. vi
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Image
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Aunt Puss
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. Uncle Christopher Columbus Hooks
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Aunt Puss Goes Visiting
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. Aunt Puss at the Exercises
  2. p. 13
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  1. Aunt Puss Goes Dancing
  2. pp. 14-15
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  1. Aunt Puss's Chickens
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  1. Aunt Puss and Religion
  2. pp. 17-23
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  1. Aunt Puss Gets Lost
  2. pp. 24-26
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  1. Henry Wilson Runs off with Eula Gilmore
  2. pp. 27-30
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  1. Uncle Faith
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. The Syrian Peddler-Woman
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  1. The Dawsons
  2. pp. 34-35
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  1. Rebecca Sheffield Hooks
  2. pp. 36-40
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  1. Uncle Noah
  2. pp. 41-42
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  1. Aunt Chlo and Uncle Bill
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  1. Papa
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. Jewel
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  1. Mama
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  1. Ellie
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  1. Pappy
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  1. Aunt Sue and Uncle Bob
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  1. Miss Kate Sawyer
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  1. Morogan's Terrible Men
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  1. Macbeth in Beaumont
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  1. The Sawmill Changes Hands
  2. pp. 68-69
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  1. We Move to Louisiana
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  1. I Fall in Love
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  1. Joe's Horseless Carriage
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  1. Papa Plants His Family in the Wilderness
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  1. My Fortune in Boyce
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  1. I Try Teaching
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  1. Mama and the Burglars
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  1. More About Papa
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  1. Papa's Baths
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  1. Papa and Music
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  1. Good-Bye, Aunt Puss
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  1. Paisano Advisory Board
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574410488
Related ISBN
9781574410488
MARC Record
OCLC
39128150
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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