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Wood, Albert and Nora

Nora and Albert B. Wood on the porch of their Parksville home
Nora and Albert B. Wood on the porch of their Parksville home

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Residents of Parksville, SC (McCormick County). Family traditions include barbeque and hashmaking, farming, home remedies, hunting, and haints (ghosts). Mr. Wood was also an accomplished spplit-oak basketmaker, boat builder, and chair caner.

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bullet icon Hog parlors (01:26)

Description of how pigs are raised in hog parlors

bullet icon Wood for BBQ (01:58)

Procedures for making barbeque and the best wood to use

bullet icon Making sausage (01:41)

The use of hog meat to make sausage and different methods for curing meat

bullet icon Beef Hash (01:00)

bullet icon Hash recipe (01:11)

bullet icon More about BBQ (00:56)

bullet icon Barbecue sauce (02:29)

bullet icon Canning (00:33)

bullet icon Sweet potatoes (01:53)

Banking - a method for keeping sweet potatoes from spoiling

bullet icon Almanac lore (02:33)

bullet icon Eclipse (01:24)

bullet icon Drying beef (00:47)

bullet icon Home remedies (03:00)

Various home remedies passed down in their families, including roots, prickly ash, and granddaddy graybeard

bullet icon Not on Sunday (00:51)

Hunting was not allowed on Sundays

bullet icon Moonshining (02:59)

bullet icon Coon hunting (01:12)

bullet icon Cooking squirrel (01:18)

bullet icon Deer (01:52)

Trouble that deer have caused and attempts to deal with them

bullet icon Fish stew (01:37)

bullet icon Strawberries (01:25)

bullet icon Haints (01:13)

bullet icon More haints (02:53)

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