Mary Celestia Parler
Mrs. Alice West
Eureka Springs, Ark.
December 11, 1954
Reel 203, Item 6
Old Timer's Story
AW: And then they was some revenue men came around
through the mountain looking for a still. And
they went to a log cabin and a young boy came
to the door. And he said, "Son, where's your
He says, "Pa's down to the still."
He says, "Where's your mother?"
He says, "Ma's down there helping Pa."
He says, "I'll give you a dollar if you'll take
me down there."
He says, "O.K., give me your dollar."
He says, "I'll give you the dollar when we get
"No," he says, "you ain't, 'cause you ain't coming
So they're not so dumb after all, are they?
MCP: Did the same person tell you both stories? Who was
AW: Well...his name was Gulley, John Gulley.
MCP: Uh-huh, and he told them to you recently?
AW: Yes, not too long ago. We was talking...after our
festival, you know. He was there and he was telling
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MCP: Do you know where he's from?
AW: Been here as long as I can remember....lives out
MCP: John Gulley. I'd like to go see him and get him
to tell me some stories for this machine, if he's
full of them like that.
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