I believe this whole series is very important. These are stories from rural and mountain people, and as they interact with the students of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee school one can't help but be touched by the ingenuity and perseverance shown. Although in many cases written phonetically to preserve the dialect, these people come across as anything but dumb or backwoods.
I grew up in Rabun County Ga, and many of the people in this book are friends and family of friends. These books are an important resource for keeping alive the stories of the way things were and for some, the way things may still be.
This volume,2, includes ghost stories,spring wild plant foods,spinning and weaving,midwifing, burial customs, wagon making,wagon wheel making, how to make an ox yoke as well as stories on indiviviiduals.
Foxfire began as a high school project in the mountains of North Georgia. It became a magazine that collected stories and traditions of the mountain people. The magazine was so popular that several books followed. Foxfire 2 has ghost stories, spring wild plant fooks, spinning and weaving, midwifing, burial customs, corn shuckin's, wagon making and more affairs of plain living the way it used to be in Appalachia.