13 min

The Size of the World: Chair Caning in Northeast Alabama Alabama Folk

    • Society & Culture

Roy Cooley describes life on a tenant farm in Northeast Alabama in the 1940's. Though we set out to talk about chair caning, Roy reveals a whole world of traditions, from beekeeping to canning to corncob battles. And he shares visceral memories like pulling a newborn puppy through a floor plank and lighting a ragball on fire for a night game.

Roy Cooley describes life on a tenant farm in Northeast Alabama in the 1940's. Though we set out to talk about chair caning, Roy reveals a whole world of traditions, from beekeeping to canning to corncob battles. And he shares visceral memories like pulling a newborn puppy through a floor plank and lighting a ragball on fire for a night game.

13 min

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