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Why I M An Only Child And Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales

Author : Roger L. Welsch
ISBN : 9780803285910
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One day Roger Welsch ventured to ask his father a delicate personal question: “Why am I an only child?” His father’s answer is one of many examples of the delightful and laughter-inducing ribald tales Welsch has compiled from a lifetime of listening to and sharing the folklore of the Plains. More narrative than simple jokes, and the product of multiple retellings, these coarse tales were even delivered by such prudish sources as Welsch’s stern and fearsome German great-aunts. Speaking of cucumbers and sausages in a toast to a newly married couple, the prim and proper women of Welsch’s memory voice the obscene and unspeakable in stories fit for general company. Why I’m an Only Child and Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales is Welsch’s celebration of the gentle and evocative bits of humor reflecting the personality of the people of the Plains.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

It S Not The End Of The Earth But You Can See It From Here

Author : Roger Welsch
ISBN : 0803298080
Genre : Humor
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Roger Welsch did what many Americans only dream of doing. While still in his professional prime, the folklorist and humorist quit a tenured professorship and headed toward the hinterland. Resettled in the open heart of Nebraska with his wife, Welsch proceeded to learn how to live. It?s Not the End of the Earth, but You Can See It from Here is, in his own words, "a celebration" of his "rural education." ø These twenty-eight tales of the Great Plains convey in familiar Welschian style "the importance, charm, beauty, and value of the typical." They describe the wisdom that Welsch?s new-found teachers share with him. From everyday country people, he learns the fine arts of relaxing, using his noggin, trusting his instincts, and laughing a lot more, while Omaha Indian friends teach him the most profound lessons of all.
Category: Humor


Author : Roger L. Welsch
ISBN : 1610604857
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Shingling The Fog And Other Plains Lies

Author : Roger L. Welsch
ISBN : 0803297009
Genre : Social Science
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'More than corn grows tall on the American Plains. Here for the delectation of amateur folklorists is a collection of country whoppers from the frontier of Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa--funny and fantastic yarns and anecdotes of pioneer vintage that belie the erroneous notion that the men and women who settled the Plains were 'grimly serious' forerunners of Grant Wood's farming couple."--Publishers Weekly "The compiler of A Treasury of Nebraska Pioneer Folklore [also a Bison Book] has now collected tall tales, lies, and fantabulous descriptions from the Plains states. These constitute a jackpot of pioneer humor; and by making them available in one volume, the author has preserved a lively segment of popular culture."--Library Journal "Roger Welsch has an uncanny facility for producing books in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Like his earlier Sod Walls: The Story of the Nebraska Sod House, this volume is a collection of many bits and pieces that, taken as a whole, present a vivid picture of life on the American prairie."--Journal of American Folklore Roger Welsch has written numerous books. He delivers a "Postcard from Nebraska" on CBS Sunday Morning.
Category: Social Science

This Old Farm

Author : Michael Dregni
ISBN : 0785830049
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Filled with wonderful, heartwarming stories, essays, and great photography and artwork recounting life on the family farm, This Old Farm provides an entertaining and educational mirror into the past with glorious contemporary farm photography and artwork. Whether you grew up on a farm, knew someone who did, or wished you did, you'll cherish This Old Farm, a nostalgic collection of family farm memories that will bring you back to simpler days
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mister You Got Yourself A Horse

Author : Roger L. Welsch
ISBN : 0803297173
Genre : Fiction
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Plains folklorist Roger L. Welsch has edited a lively collection of stories by some master yarnspinners—those old-time traveling horse traders. Told to Federal Writers' Project fieldworkers in the 1930s, these stories cover the span of horse trading: human and equine trickery, orneriness, debility—and generosity.
Category: Fiction

Golden Years My Ass

Author : Roger Welsch
ISBN : 0557638011
Genre : Humor
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Roger Welsch's humorous take on his hahahaha Golden Years, a subject in which he now considers himself an expert. Portions of this book have been shared with friends facing medical problems and have each and every one found the humor encouraging and heartening. Anyone who is thinking about getting older will profit from a reading of this book...and of course anyone who is pretty much giving up might find something here that would change his mind. You can get old and complain, or get old and laugh; the choice is yours, and this volume gives you that choice.
Category: Humor

My Nebraska

Author : Roger Welsch
ISBN : 9780803236332
Genre : History
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Originally published: Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press, c2006.
Category: History

A Treasury Of Nebraska Pioneer Folklore

Author : Roger L. Welsch
ISBN : 0803297076
Genre : Fiction
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Folklore tells us something about almost every aspect of the life of the people. This rich and entertaining collection of Nebraska pioneer folklore, taken largely from the Nebraska Folklore Pamphlets issued by the Federal Writers' Project in the 1930s, is intended first and foremost for the general reader, for the people whose heritage it is. Songs of trail and prairie and of the Farmers' Alliance, white man's yarns and Indian tales, pioneer Nebraska folk customs, sayings, proverbs, beliefs, children's games, cooking, and cures—these "wondrously entertaining kaleidoscopic reflections of the people and environment that were inspirations of the classic literature of Mari Sandoz and Willa Cather—to name two—could be a model for Americana collectors in other states to emulate. . . . A treasury indeed."—King Features Syndicate "Parade of Books."
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