Tall tales and square dances
“I promise on a stack of Bibles this is true,” Russ Childers told the St. Sylvester third and fourth graders.
Despite his oath of honesty, young faces stared up at him with looks of disbelief.
Childers, a traditional Appalachian artist from Batavia, was in the middle of a story about his dog, which, according to him, was better than any of the students’ dogs.
While tearing around his neighbor’s field chasing a rabbit, his poor dog had unfortunately got his self cut in half by running over a scythe left in the field.
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