Lulu.com, Oct 22, 2008 - 77 pages
A collection of stories and thoughts written in mountain dialogue, inspired by learning of Parsons who walked the ridges of the Southern States a century ago. Pithy, humorous and gutsy-spiritual -- life itself in a conversational mode.
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