Across the Creek. Faulkner Family Stories by Jim Faulkner

By Jim Faulkner

Across the Creek, a suite of affectionate recollections, provides to the typical lore approximately William Faulkner and his group. Jim Faulkner recounts tales abounding in folklore, humor, relations historical past, and fictionalized background, and those supply an insider's view of the Faulkner family's lifestyles within the small southern city of Oxford, Mississippi.

A experience of experience and misadventure shades those own debts. "Aunt Tee and Her Monuments" explains the secret of why the city has accomplice statues. "Roasting Black Buster" tells how Faulkner's employed guy via mistake killed the prize bull for a family members barbeque. "The photograph of John and Brother Will" recounts how Phil Mullen occurred to take his renowned picture of the recognized Faulkner brother novelists—John and William—one of the few photos ever taken of them together.

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John stopped what he was doing and looked at Uncle Ned and said, “Now, Uncle Ned, Bill didn’t say that. That’s the new full-blooded ‘paper’ bull he got for our cows. ” Then John thought a minute and said, “Well, Bill is curious sometimes and this is just the sort of thing he’d do. ” “Well, all right, go get some of the men and get him ready. We’d better start cooking tomorrow night to be ready the next day. Have somebody dig a pit and cut some hickory and get a good fire going so the coals will be good for cooking all night, tomorrow night.

6. )— Social life and customs. 7. )—Fiction. I. Title. 52 [B] 86–5629 ISBN 0–87805–302–6 TO THE MEMORY OF my wife Nan, my father and mother John and Dolly, and my uncle William, WHOSE SPIRITS FLOW THROUGH THESE PAGES Contents Foreword Floyd C. Watkins Preface Roasting Black Buster The Picture of John and Brother Will The Battle of Bailey’s Woods First Guns Solo Saturday Night at the Pelican Reading Maps Aunt Tee and Her Two Monuments Grandfather Crossing the Creek Foreword A writer of personality, family, and character who spends most of his years and days in his community comes to know the people, and they come to know the stories about the writer almost as well as he knows his place.

Then he raised his head, put the cup to his mouth, and drained it all in one gulp, set the cup down on the log next to him, looked at the fire, still shaking his head, and said, “He was my prize bull. ” Everybody else did though, and the meat “sho was good eatin’,” just like he said it was going to be. John, always the optimist, made up this rhyme about it: E Pluribus Unum In God We Trust If you see Brother Will Don’t mention Black Bust. The Picture of John and Brother Will IN JULY OF 1949 Phil Mullen, the editor of the weekly newspaper in Oxford, took a picture of John and Brother Will standing together in our front yard.

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