Hendersonville, TN (PRWEB) September 3, 2006
The new book, Southern Superstitions and Old Wives Tales, focuses on some of the widely held traditions and strong beliefs that have been handed down from generation to generation in the American south. In spite of the various origins of these countless superstitions, they appear to carry an element of truth for many people. In this interesting new book one can explore some of the peculiar superstitions and old wives tales that are strangely indigenous to the Old South.
The book's author, Joe Vickers, was born in Friendship, Tennessee, and grew up in the city that many regard as the heart and soul of the South, Memphis. At a very young age Joe became aware of some of the strange and somewhat mystical beliefs held by his family as well as many of the members of his community.
Joe studied at the University of Mississippi and later at Bethel College in McKenzie, TN, earning Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Divinity Degrees. For 35 years, Joe Vickers was pastor of Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, one of the largest churches in the Presbytery. As pastor, he continued to be intrigued by the old superstitions and wives tales that spun through the community, so he started to chronicle them in lists which has now become this delightful, interesting and educational book.
Joe Vickers is scheduled to appear at the Tennessee State Fair on September 9 and 10, 2006 where MCM-Nashville will be hosting a meet and greet along with book signing for the aclaimed author.
This is a “Must Read” for anyone interested in Southern folklore or just good clean humor. It is available for purchase online now at http://www.southernsuperstitions.net.