Ring-Tail Tooters & Yeller Bad’Uns - Volume 3 - Autographed Paperback
Third in a four part series; stories of the real Ozarks natives. If you grew up in the country or small town, you will smile as Joe Smith takes you back to the days when life was just one endless summer.
If you like stories of the Ozarks,
you are in for a real treat!
Some of Joe W. Smith’s stories will make you laugh and slap your knee, while others will make you feel a little sadness for the times and people who are gone. But we’ll guarantee you that each of Smith’s tales will take you down the misty path of memory. There you’ll catch a glimpse of the happy child that still lives somewhere inside each and every one of us, no matter what our age. Having made contact with this child, we hope you can hold on to him or her and follow your own memories.
The history and culture of the native Ozark people has long been steeped in myth and legend. These people, often called hillbillies, have been caricaturized in comics and TV shows for so long that most of America thinks the legends are reality. Joe W. Smith, in his short stories of the Ozarks, uses his sense of humor to take his readers beyond the myths and introduce them to the real Ozark people. He finally exposes the truth about the Ozark character.
You will feel as if you grew up with such characters as;
Eugene, the fence steeple shooter.
Bro. Roberts, the first grade poet.
And, Dongo Dobbs, who could have been the first victim
of the dreaded electric paddle!
Smith’s writings will take you away from this homogenized, bubble wrapped, vitamin D added world of ours and back to a less toxic time when life was simple and easy to understand, the Ozarks of the nineteen fifties.