Author: Fran Heyward MarscherPublish On: 2005-07-01
Discover the history of an era lost to generations in this collection of personal stories by author and Hilton Head resident Fran Heyward Marscher.
Author: Fran Heyward Marscher
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
In the hundred years separating the Civil War and the 1950s, the Lowcountry was a world unto itself. The big plantations were gone, and for those remaining life had to be wrenched from the soil and the creeks. But for some, these isolated barrier islands offered heaven on earth: virgin maritime forest, pristine saltwater, sand roads and plentiful wild game. This fascinating collection of stories speaks to us of life in a simpler time, of raising hogs, guineas and children on abandoned plantations; growing sweet potatoes, okra and sugar cane; trapping mink and picking oysters; pulling 12-pound flounder and 79-pound drum from the creeks; making feasts of Loggerhead turtle eggs, crab and conch meat; picking musk; and taking the steamer to Savannah to see the “big city” lights. Our narrators were born between 1881 and 1941, and, though their stories overlap and intertwine, each has a unique perspective on life in the Lowcountry. Author Fran Heyward Marscher, a Hilton Head journalist, grew up hearing these precious memories and sought out the storytellers when she realized that the way of life they described was in danger of dying out with each generation.
Now, author and journalist Fran Marscher has captured these rich, vibrant stories for all to enjoy.
Author: Fran Heyward Marscher
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Not long ago, Beaufort County, South Carolina was a quiet, sparsely populated corner of the Old South where the residents were just as likely to travel by tidal creek as they were so slog down the county's dusty, track-worn roads. Generations came and went like the tidal ebb and flow, and eventually Beaufort County--like much of the Lowcountry--was the site of much development, which brought changes to the face and pace of the area. Life in Beaufort County is different now, but many of the old ways have been kept alive in the county's oral histories--stories that have been passed down over time, preserving the past through spoken word. Now, author and journalist Fran Marscher has captured these rich, vibrant stories for all to enjoy. Remembering the Way it Was at Beaufort, Sheldon and the Sea Islands is a collection of these priceless oral histories, which offer a glimpse of simpler times and unspoiled landscapes that cannot be found anywhere else. In their own words, the residents of old Beaufort County reveal a time when turnips and scrawny chickens substituted for legal fees among some of the clients of Grace White, the county's first female attorney; when Henry Chambers' "Aunt Henrietta"--rumored locally to be the richest woman in the world, and an Italian princess to boot--stunned everyone when she brought her magnificent yacht right up the Beaufort River. And much, much more.
Eleftheria was visibly upset and frightened as she spoke. Remembering how
plentiful food had been before the war, she then recalled that in those days, the
oranges from the Kampos, where she grew up and still lives, were wrapped in
Author: Nicolas Argenti
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Social Science
Drawing on research conducted on Chios during the sovereign debt crisis that struck Greece in 2010, Nicolas Argenti follows the lives of individuals who symbolize the transformations affecting this Aegean island. As witnesses to the crisis speak of their lives, however, their current anxieties and frustrations are expressed in terms of past crises that have shaped the dramatic history of Chios, including the German occupation in World War II and the ensuing famine, the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey of 1922–23, and the Massacres of 1822 that decimated the island at the outset of the Greek War of Independence. The complex temporality that emerges in these accounts is ensconced in a cultural context of commemorative ritual, ecstatic visions, an annual rocket war, and other embodied practices that contribute to forms of memory production that question the assumptions of the trauma discourse, revealing the islanders of Chios to be active in forging their place in time in a manner that blurs the boundaries between historiography, memory, religion, and myth. A member of the Chiot diaspora, Argenti makes use of unpublished correspondence from survivors of the Massacres of 1822 and their descendants and reflects on oral family histories and silences in which the island represents an enigmatic but palpable absence. As he explores the ways in which a body of memory and a cultural experience of temporality came to be dislocated and shared between two populations, his return to Chios marks an encounter in which the traditional roles of ethnographer and participant come to be dispersed and intertwined.
The author tells the story of the South Africa’s longest war with an awareness of the country’s deep-rooted cultural conflicts and often-traumatic history as well as an appealing touch of humor.
Author: Wayne Webster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Not yet seventeen, Wayne Webster, along with many young men around South Africa, abruptly leaves a life of relative peace and tranquility to fulfill his obligatory military service duties during the South African Border War. He has no idea what the next two years will hold, and how they will change him forever. After undergoing the hell of basic training, Wayne was trained to perform aerial reconnaissance and radar operation; he also becomes a skilled marksman and driver. He spent time as a radar operator before becoming involved in border patrols, including Operation Protea, the South African Defense Force’s biggest operation since the Second World War. Better Than Some, Worse Than Others includes a wide range of content, from everyday life in the military to the Second Boer War and the intense tension between English- and Afrikaans-speaking South Africans as well as the racial tension in South African townships during the referendum vote to hand over power to the ANC in 1992. This fascinating personal account of the author’s teenage years in South Africa’s Air Force offers an appealing combination of first-hand experience and insights into broader cultural and historical themes. The author tells the story of the South Africa’s longest war with an awareness of the country’s deep-rooted cultural conflicts and often-traumatic history as well as an appealing touch of humor.
It wasn't a liberation . But those are my present - day reflections , and then I was
young and foolish . ... Prior to 1989 many housing complexes made reference to “
SovietPolish friendship ” by naming streets in this way . This highlights the way ...
Author: Erica L. Tucker
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
"Offering a rare glimpse into the lives of those who lived through the German occupation of Poland's capital, this important ethnography explores how elderly residents of Warsaw recollect, narrate, and commemorate their experiences, thus showing how the cultural legacies of the occupation reveal themselves in contemporary Polish society. The individuals who are the focus of this study, all long-time residents of the Warsaw neighborhood Żoliborz, responded to the daily deprivations and brutality of the German occupation by joining branches of the Polish underground, ultimately participating in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944--during which their neighborhood was burned, but not destroyed--as soldiers, couriers, and medics. Using life histories and ethnographic fieldwork, Tucker examines the ways that her informants recovered from the rupture of war, arguing that this process was connected to efforts to rebuild the city itself. Remembering Occupied Warsaw makes an important contribution to studies of collective memory. A moving work of oral history, this book will appeal to scholars and students of anthropology, sociology, and East European studies, as well as general readers interested in Polish history."--Provided by publisher.
The Way It Is People never never forgot the rolling hills , the tail styles that I
remember so well are intact . trees , the long ... Maybe it was that remembering
me as I was 20 years ago made people feel more comfortable or convinced they
I looked across the park at Centre Street, and stood remembering how it looked
whenever it had been that I'd seen it last—how it was going to look, that is; how
the traffic there now would be driven from the streets by the automobile that
Author: Jack Finney
Publisher: Atria Books
The 50th anniversary edition of the beloved classic that Stephen King has called “THE great time-travel story.” Featuring a brand-new introduction by the New York Times bestselling author of Recursion, Blake Crouch. When advertising artist Si Morley is recruited to join a covert government operation exploring the possibility of time travel, he jumps at the chance to leave his mundane 20th-century existence and step into the past. But he also has another motivation for going back in time: a half-burned letter that tells of a mysterious, tragic death and ominously of “fire which will destroy the whole world.” Traveling to New York City in January 1882 to investigate, he finds a Manhattan teeming with a different kind of life, the waterfront unimpeded by skyscrapers, open-air markets packed with activity, Central Park bustling with horse drawn sleighs—a city on the precipice of great things. At first, Si welcomes these trips as a temporary escape but when he falls in love with a woman he meets in the past, he must choose whether to return to modern life or live in 1882 for good. “Pure New York fun” (Alice Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author), Time and Again is meticulous recreation of New York in the late nineteenth century, exploring the possibilities of time travel to tell an ageless story of love, longing, and adventure. Finney’s magnum opus has been a source of inspiration for countless science fiction writers since its first publication in 1970.
It was not in the nature of things that this exaggerated deference to literary merit,
or rather this ascription to it of ... from the rest of the world I hesitated a moment;
but remembering how often I had been down in the day, and that, on aecount of ...
Do you not remember saying to me , when you thought I was Fred , that you
would not like to drive home alone in this fog ? ... he asked , wondering at the
same time if the cousins were affianced lovers ; and , remembering how she had
Could I - even kind ; that rejoiceth not in iniquity , but rejoiceth though she would
say no word in dissent - keep in the truth ... Must I not pass through every hour of
then , ” I said , remembering how I had fancied her that new day which would ...
The intellecthis exaggerated deference to literary tual leaders of the succeeding
age purmerit , or rather this ascription to ... world I hesiiat- vation , I saw a grim -
looking picture of a ed a moment ; but remembering how often saint , that seemed
O ! I have heard men tell the story of their conversion and of their spiritual life in
such a way that my heart hath loathed ... it done with deep sorrow , remembering
what we used to be , and with great joy and gratitude , remembering how little we
I have heard men tell the story of their conversion and of their spiritual life in such
a way that my heart hath loathed ... it done with deep sorrow , remembering what
we used to be , and with great joy and gratitude , remembering how little we ...
after all is , the father went through the Geddis unpack and put up some white
polishing process and the son did not . curtains , over which she shed a few tears
, However , I don't know that I am obliged remembering how she and her mother
So is true , the author having received the main facts from the hero himfierce was
their onset that the enemy gave way slowly ... as if I never have any trouble in remembering how " Mississippi ” is spelled , for I hare firmly fixed in my memory this ...
Interestingly , in the midst of remembering how scared she was during her first
period , she is quick to defend her mother as “ not a backwards person or
anything . ” Toby has been able , with time , to understand that her mother's
It was absolutely clear to me that the others thought about me in this way ,
however , I was still happy when I heard that Verena was to be transferred to
Preungesheim and her reaction hurt me . However , I gritted my teeth and
realised that it ...
Author: Margrit Schiller
Publisher: Zidane Press
Category: Baader-Meinhof gang
On 21 October 1971 Margrit Schiller was arrested and imprisoned by the German government first for two years and then for another five, for a murder she did not commit. This book is Margrit's own story of political radicalisation in the 1960s, her integration into the German urban guerrilla group (Baader Meinhof) before her arrest, the terror of solitary confinement and the mysterious deaths of four of her colleagues in prison.
There is no volunteerism like before . We are all too used to receiving payment
for whatever we do . We really have to get together to discuss , agree , and be
willing to help each other about the way that we would like to see things handled
Author: Paulus Maggo
Publisher: St. John's, Nfld. : ISER Books
Recounted by Paulus Maggo, a highly respected Inuit elder residing in Nain on the Northern Labrador Coast. At the age of eighty-three, he began narrating his experiences; from a child riding on his father's kayak to a senior citizen watching TV programs beamed by satellite to the community. His reflections provide a rare insight on the Inuit lifestyle, social relationships, and influences causing change in Aboriginal society during the twentieth century. Remembering the Years of My Life is the story of a man with compelling dignity and wisdom, and is a testament to Inuit ingenuity, cooperation, and self-governance that existed prior to the union of Newfoundland and Labrador with Canada in 1949. An authoritative introduction traces the genealogies of Paulus Maggo and his late wife, Naeme, to the eighteenth century and places his personal life history in the broader context of Labrador history.
past can directly influence how it perceives itself now and how it interacts with
other groups . Cairns and Roe ( 2003a ) for example have discussed how
memories of the past can influence present conflict , especially in prolonging it .
Author: Zoe Devlin
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
Category: Social Science
This study uses sociological theories of personal memory to show how Anglo-Saxon burial practices enabled the grieving process, and ensured the remembrance of the dead.
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Here another of Jane Andrew's books , author . ... And when remembering me
you come some day , first and a good one if possible ; after that And stand there ,
speak no praise but only say ... in the life of the writer or in the world ; as Your
children will be encouraged to know Cowper's , " God moves in a mysterious way it .