Does anyone in your family grow white
corn streaked with red, and grind it for cornbread?
Does anyone in your family expect to see brown beans served
as a vegetable at least once a week at the dinner table?
Do you hear talk, when a wedding is
planned, of another plan for a mysterious ceremony called
a "shivaree?" Have you ever been to one? Do you
know the correct spelling? (It's charivari, a hold-over
from long ago visits by French fur traders).
If any of these customs seem familiar
to you, then you have probably encountered some aspect of
Ozarks folklore and folkways. If you know of more customs
and ways that say Ozarks culture and folklore to you, write
and share them with us, and we'll post them here.