Square Dancing in Hell

They would be square dancing in hell, a different place. To look at the evil Alby, you would have thought that she would be the first to perish from her own ...


Author: Martin Riehle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595327133

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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Normal children, with normal parents, experience normal problems. This is not one of those stories about what is normal. This tale is one that spins around children with an indomitable spirit and a grand sense of humor. Self-absorption, greed and an ingrained "mean streak" permeate the personas of their parents, Wilfy and Alby. The kids are bright and can read cruel intentions and self-deprecating demands with an incredible insight. The way in which they cope is a genuine hoot. It is hard to fault them in any way for their methods. They employ an arsenal of unique weapons to fight a war that has been perpetuated through the ages, albeit, with different soldiers, but none-the-less a war that is personal to many children. The story takes place from an adult perspective as the siblings reminisce about their childhoods at holiday gatherings. The memories evoke laughter while they are being recounted, but when the moment of their meaning sinks in, it leaves the participants with a sad regret. The only significant accomplishment during a lost childhood was a vengeful game of "booger, booger, who's got the booger," and also the realization that they were survivors. The vision of their departed parents lives on while imagining the dastardly duo, unforgiving and with the all too familiar twisted faces, Square Dancing in Hell.

Hell Bent For Music

Much of the instrumental music was for square dancing, but there were never any square dancers on the stage— that is, not until Mr. Frank decided to spruce ...


Author: Wade Hall

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813159546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Pee Wee King's birth on February 18, 1914, into a Milwaukee working-class Polish family named Kuczynski was hardly an indicator that he would grow up to become a pioneer and superstar of country and western music. Certainly no one in the Polish-German community of his youth could have foreseen his influence on the direction of American popular music or his enduring fame on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Even Pee Wee King himself is incredulous at the unlikely twists and turns of his life and career. Pee Wee King is best remembered today as the co-writer of the most popular country music song of all time, The Tennessee Waltz. He is just as important, however, for his vital role in expanding the horizons, and the market potential, of country and western music. He took the polka and waltz rhythms of his youth, mixed them with the sounds of the big bands of the thirties and forties, and flavored it all with the balladry and moods of the Western cowboy. He combined this new sound with folk and country traditions rooted in places like Louisville, Knoxville, and Nashville. The result was a smooth, listenable, danceable, up-to-date sound that has become the most popular form of music in the United States. Recipient of numerous awards, including induction into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Pee Wee King has been one of the most important figures in country music for over sixty years. Told in King's own voice and words, this biography, based on many hours of taped conversations, is the first account of King's incredible life and career. Featuring a star-studded cast of characters from the history of music -- Eddy Arnold, Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Gene Autry, Patti Page, and many others -- this memorable book is a must-read for any fan of country music.

American Square Dance

Evening dancing in the American lounge . Big band ... First square dance U on
board at 1 : 30 p . m . ... We took a little taxi on the " wrong side of the road ” out
past Hell to the famous turtle farm , where they raise thousands of green sea
turtles .




ISBN: IND:30000100305618

Category: Square dancing


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Square Dancing in the Ice Age

We were a nation hell - bent on conformity , status seekers trapped on a conveyor belt , desperately trying to keep up with the Joneses .


Author: Abbie Hoffman

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 089608194X

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 988

A book from the U.S. underground, covering Abbie--in disguise--interviewing people, touring the FBI building, and organizing a campaign to save the St. Lawrence River. The articles are creative, funny, nervy, and political.

Hell Is for Real Too

A Middle-Aged Accountant's Astounding Story of His Trip to Hell and Back Skip Shmuley ... Square dancing. Sex with Hugh Hefner. Nonprofit work.


Author: Skip Shmuley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101571026

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 780

The world knows the amazing story of little Colton Burpo, who nearly died during an emergency appendectomy, and then, while in a coma, went to heaven. His father, Todd Burpo, went on to write Heaven Is for Real, which has sold over one million copies- deservedly so. Only a cynic would believe that an evangelical pastor with outstanding medical bills and a child who had heard 52,000 Bible stories might be tempted to do the following: 1) Prompt the boy with leading questions 2) Write a book with a professional author, and 3) Make big bucks from it But this is Skip Shmuley's story, not the Burpos'. Skip is a middle-aged husband who faced death during a vasectomy gone terribly wrong. At first, he rose skyward . . .

The Restoration of Emily

I say,“You mean square dancing as in swing-your-partner? ... A club called Hell, on Dovercourt, is doing a square dance night next Friday.Want to come?


Author: Kim Moritsugu

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1554886589

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 421

Architect and single mother Emily Harada has structured a well-ordered existence around her work restoring historic houses and the parenting of her teenage son, Jesse. But her carefully laid foundation cracks when she develops a nagging ache in her shoulder, has her architectural integrity questioned, and feels shut out by Jesse’s assertions of independence. What she doesn’t need right now - or does she? - are the romantic attentions of a former student, an attractive but much younger man. Or for an old acquaintance to resurface with questions about a Bronze Age artifact that Emily might have, uh, stolen, once upon a time, in her youth. Emily, her son, and the 2,000-year-old artifact all come of age in this funny and moving novel about motherhood, middle age, and one woman’s attempt to restore herself to a state of grace that combines the best elements of past and present, old and new.

Gunnysack Hell

“You're going to have Physical Education every day and Square Dancing on Fridays.” I hear Barry groan. “I know you all learned how last year.” He smiles.


Author: Nancy Brashear

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 9781509234653

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 836

It's the summer of 1962, middle of the Cold War, and the O'Brien family has moved off-grid to the Mojave Desert in Southern California. After all, the desert has to be a safer place to raise a family than the crime-ridden city, and there they can build a new future. But evil also stalks dusty desert roads, and eight-year-old Nonni finds herself harboring a terrible secret: Only she can identify the predator who has been terrorizing the community. And he knows where she lives.

Hell on Horses and Women

From that day on , when Albert went out on a Saturday night , he went to a square dance , that most effective form of social insurance .


Author: Alice Lee Marriott

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806124822

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 207

Women in ranch life.

From the Ball room to Hell

The evening at last comes ; the uninteresting square dances are gone through
with , and the music of the waltz begins . Her partner is the Apollo of her day
dreams . He presses her close to his breast , and they glide over the floor
together as if ...


Author: Thomas A. Faulkner


ISBN: UIUC:30112048377698

Category: Ballroom dancing

Page: 61

View: 958

This antidance treatise, written by an ex-dancing master, is devoted to condemning the waltz. Some of the chapter titles include "From the Ball-Room to the Grave," "Abandoned Women the Best Dancers," and "The Approval of Society is no Proof Against the Degradation."

Hell and Back

... and weekend played for Square Dances – They, also, played a month on Saturday raising money for English School – Dad & Mother loved dancing, ...


Author: Optimum Vizhan

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781698702780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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This is my Hell and Back story. I was in two wars; one with Korea and one with my wife. My story starts during the Great Depression of the Twentieth Century; on my father’s self-sustaining farm. Before the age of five, my family’s pet sheep, rammed my forehead into the tractor’s steel wheel; leaving a visible “V” scar, on my head for the rest of my life. This “V” was proof; that God would give me victory, over hell throughout my life. Be it near death experiences; on the farm, in war, driving vehicles, building homes, marriage, heart attack, multiple bypasses and the lost of my free movie sweet heart. I learned how to be at peace with myself and God. This peace allowed me to face my hells head on; witness God walking me through them, establish me again and take me through the next season of my life. My Story finishes, with it being a navigational inspiration tool; that guides us and the generations to come, through our hell and backs. Included are my Hell and Back Survival TipsTM that guided me through my two wars. Plus the Law of Unconditional Love, I discovered while in my two wars.

From the Ballroom to Hell

See Tempi Spenser , Herbert , 123 Spirit of the Polka , 156-58 , 215 Spitting , 63 , 63n , 64 , 199 , 200 Spurs , 71 Square dancing , 153 Standard Dance ...


Author: Elizabeth Aldrich

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810109131

Category: Music

Page: 225

View: 345

During the 1800s, dance and etiquette manuals provided ordinary men and women with the keys to becoming gentlemen and ladies--and thus advancing in society. Why dance? To the insecure and status-oriented upper middle class, the ballroom embodied the perfect setting in which to demonstrate one's fitness for membership in genteel society. From the Ballroom to Hell collects over 100 little-known excerpts from dance, etiquette, beauty, and fashion manuals from the nineteenth century. Included are instructions for performing various dances, as well as musical scores, costume patterns, and the proper way to hold one's posture, fork, gloves, and fan. While of particular interest to dancers, dance historians, and choreographers, anyone fascinated by the ways and mores of the period will find From the Ballroom to Hell an endearing and informative glimpse of America's past.

Hell s Half Acre

Tuesdays , McKeller checked the line to the refinery in Calgary and the next day he walked lines in the city . On Wednesday nights he called square dances ...


Author: David Finch

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1894384822

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 900

Hell's Half Acre is the story of the people who lived and worked in Turner Valley, western Canada's first commercial oilfield, located southwest of Calgary. Beginning in 1914, the oil fields attracted thousands of workers from across North America to the drilling rigs, processing plants, and the pipeline crews that dug the first trenches. In addition to the beginnings of an oil industry, Turner Valley provided Alberta with a rich historical legacy of epic proportions, along with a cast of very colourful characters. Drawing on contemporary accounts and dozens of interviews with Turner Valley pioneers, as well as probing the vast visual history of archival photographs, David Finch captures the life and times of an exciting era in Alberta history. Imagine natural gas flares so plentiful and powerful that night turned into day and the glowing sky could be seen from Calgary. The smell of sour gas and its deadly effects were a constant danger, as were the primitive work conditions associated with the early years of oil exploration. But on the workers toiled, constructing massive drilling rigs out of huge timbers, working day and night in a relentless search for black gold. The Second World War brought an unprecedented level of urgency and tension to Turner Valley when the national treasure became a military target. These were fascinating times, and in Hell's Half Acre the people, the companies, the booms and the busts are all revealed in entertaining detail.

Gates of Hell

He excelled in biology, math, geography, and art, and was physically fit enough to master all the phases of P.E. except square dancing, which he detested.


Author: Brian Stewart

Publisher: Boat Angel Outreach Center


Category: Fiction


View: 735

When Brian and Alice discover their toy company is importing demon possessed robotic toys they act quick to make sure the children of America are not doome.

For the Hell of It

Square Dancing in the Ice Age (1982) brings together most of the articles and essays that he wrote for Mother Jones, Crawdaddy, and other publications when ...


Author: Jonah Raskin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520921046

Category: History

Page: 315

View: 761

As cultural revolutionary, media celebrity, Yippie, lost soul, and tragic suicide, Abbie Hoffman embodied the contradictions of his era. In this riveting new biography, Jonah Raskin draws on his own twenty-year relationship with Hoffman; hundreds of interviews with friends, family members, and former comrades; and careful scrutiny of FBI files, court records, and public documents. For the Hell of It is a must-read not only for those interested in this ultimate iconoclast, but also for all who seek a fuller understanding of Abbie Hoffman's America.

Who the Hell Are We Fighting

... set up for the Battle of Gettysburg," recalled Cally, "and then I would come along and change it all, having the Grays square dancing with the Blues.


Author: C. Michael Hiam

Publisher: LaFarge Literary Agency


Category: History

Page: 334

View: 845

“A tightly written narrative history.” —Harvard magazine It was an enigma of the Vietnam War: American troops kept killing the Viet Cong—and were being killed in the process—and yet the Viet Cong's ranks continued to grow. When one man—CIA analyst Sam Adams—uncovered documents suggesting a Viet Cong army more than twice as numerous as previously reckoned, another war erupted, this time within the ranks of America's intelligence community. This clandestine conflict, which burst into public view during the acrimonious lawsuit Westmoreland v. CBS, involved the highest levels of the U.S. government. The central issue in the trial, as in the war itself, was the calamitous failure of our intelligence agencies to ascertain the strength of the Viet Cong and get that information to our troops in a timely fashion. The legacy of this failure—whether due to institutional inertia, misguided politics, or individual hubris—haunts our nation. And Sam Adams’ tireless crusade for “honest intelligence” resonates strongly today. To detractors like Richard Helms, Adams was an obsessive zealot; to others, he was a patriot of rare integrity and moral courage. Adams was the driving force behind the CBS ninety-minute documentary The Uncounted Enemy, produced by George Crile and hosted by Mike Wallace. Westmoreland brought a lawsuit seeking $120 million in damages against Adams and Wallace in what headlines around the country trumpeted as the libel trial of the century. Westmoreland dropped his suit before the case could be sent to the jury. Who the Hell Are We Fighting? is the first serious narrative history of Adams' controversial discovery of the Vietnam "numbers gap." Hiam's book is a timeless, cautionary tale that combines the best elements of biography, military history, and current affairs. Praise for Who the Hell Are We Fighting? “Hiam’s book offers a rich oral history relying upon the recollections of many key players, friend and foe alike, as well as Adams’s meticulous notes, court documents, and other relevant sources.” —Library Journal “In the late 1960s, CIA analyst Sam Adams was almost alone in showing what one honest person can do in the face of political and bureaucratic corruption that twisted the truth about America’s enemy strength during the ten-year war in Vietnam. Now, C. Michael Hiam provides new insight into Adams’s epic battle.” —Alex Beam, Newsday “In times of White House obfuscation, it’s a pleasure to be able to read about the candor—against all odds—of courageous patriots like Sam Adams.” —Mike Wallace “A definitive contribution to an understanding of the most acrimonious intelligence controversy of the Vietnam War.” —George W. Allen, author of None So Blind: A Personal Account of the Intelligence Failure in Vietnam “An excellent book…should bring [Sam Adams’s story] to the attention of many who know nothing of the passions or the conflicts of that time.” —Larry McMurtry “Take up this book and let Michael Hiam lead you toward a final understanding of how military and civilian intelligence failed us during the Vietnam War.” —John Rolfe Gardiner, author of Double Stitch For more about this and other books by Michael Hiam, visit thelafargeagency.com/book/who-the-hell-are-we-fighting/

Sport Dance and Embodied Identities

There were dance displays in public places such as in a square , in a shopping mall and at a hospital ... declaring that line dancing might lead to hell .


Author: Noel Dyck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000320619

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 137

Sport and dance command the passions and devotion of countless athletes, dancers and fans worldwide. Although conventionally thought to reside within separate social realms, these two embodied cultural forms are revealed in this benchmark volume to share a vital capacity to constitute and express identities through their practiced movements and scripted forms. Thus, the work of choreographers and coaches along with the performances of dancers and athletes offer not merely entertainment and aesthetic accomplishment but also powerful means for celebrating existing social arrangements and cultural ideals or, alternately, for imagining and advocating new ones.Drawing on a wide selection of sport and dance activities from around the world, this book elucidates the ways in which embodied performances both mirror and reshape social life. It traces, for example, how football, salsa and tango can each be employed to articulate or rewrite national and gender identities. Also examined are children's sport and the dynamics by which immigration and cultural integration, along with the socialization of children and youth, may be directed through the organization of community sport. The volume investigates the marshalling of sport and dance in settings from Africa to Ireland as vehicles for framing moral issues that revolve around the appropriate use, protection and exhibition of the body. This innovative study establishes the paradoxical fashion in which dance and sport can unite certain people and communities while at the same time serving exclusionary and nationalistic purposes.

The Bobcat of Hell s Gulch

After the fast moving square dance , the music swung into a waltz . Bob claimed
Amy , and whirled her away to the rhythm of “ Over The Waves . ” As they swayed
and twirled , Bob softly sang the lyrics in his clear tenor . Tommy had turned to ...


Author: Harry D. Hubbard


ISBN: PSU:000005736379


Page: 183

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True history of the Trahern Party of 1853. Led by George Washington Trahern, the group of settlers trekked from Victoria, Texas to Stockton, California, with thousands of head of cattle. Interjected into the history is the fictional story of a lovable bobcat and her kittens who follow the party to California.

Bust Hell Wide Open

As always, nearby towns and cities threw impressive banquets and barbeques for the boys, produced egg nog (heavy on the nog), and held square dances.


Author: Samuel W. Mitcham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621576006

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 355

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

To Hell with Honor

... for large occasions , the regimental band performed at dances and hops , maybe featuring Virginia reels , square dances , waltzes .


Author: Larry Sklenar

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806134720

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 630

"Sklenar contends that Custer did have a battle plan, one different from any other suggested by scholars thus far. Custer, he argues, had reason to believe that his scheme might succeed with minimum bloodshed; made decisions consistent with army regulations and his best instincts as an experienced commander; had subordinates who could not overcome the limits of their personalities in a desperate situation; and made a selfless commitment to save the bulk of his regiment. Along the way, Sklenar appraises the officers and other men who served in the Seventh, evaluating the survivors' testimony and assessing the intent and motives of each."--BOOK JACKET.

Appalachian Fiddle Music

2, Broken Down Gambler Searcy County Rag, see Old Jake Gillie Seneca Square Dance, see Hell Among the Yearlings Shad, see Hook and Line Shady Grove, ...


Author: Drew Beisswenger

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9781513459936

Category: Music

Page: 212

View: 974

Appalachian fiddle music, based on the musical traditions of the people who settled in the mountainous regions of the southeastern United States, is widely-known and played throughout North America and parts of Europe because of its complex rhythms, its catchy melodies, and its often-ancient-sounding stylistic qualities. The authors explore the lives and music of 43 of the classic Appalachian fiddlers who were active during the first half of the 20th century. Some of them were recorded commercially in the 1920s, such as Gid Tanner, Fiddlin’ John Carson, and Charlie Bowman. Some were recorded by folklorists from the Library of Congress, such as William Stepp, Emmett Lundy, and Marion Reece. Others were recorded informally by family members and visitors, such as John Salyer, Emma Lee Dickerson, and Manco Sneed. All of them played throughout most of their lives and influenced the growth and stylistic elements of fiddle music in their regions. Each fiddler has been given a chapter with a biography, several tune transcriptions, and tune histories. To show the richness of the music, the authors make a special effort to show the musical elements in detail, but also acknowledge that nothing can take the place of listening. Many of the classic recordings used in this book can be found on the web, allowing you to hear and read the music together.