Long ago, in a village not very far away, there lived a family who produced a remarkable number of grocers and postmasters. I did not turn out to be one of them. I took after the other side of the family, more often peopled with auctioneer’s, sheriffs, elected officials and other show-offs. But I grew up in a grocery store and the post office next door. And some part of me always wanted one of my own. It’s finally happened. I’m opening my own little shop right here and selling my own hand or head-made products and shipping them from my own little P.O. (it’s actually a table, but close enough).
First off the line is a new holiday CD, not of music, but of the collected holiday episodes of my radio series, “These Ozarks Hills.” And it’s not just the holidays we’re now in the middle of. There’s Groundhog Day, April Fool’s Day, Equinoxes, Solstices and several versions of Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving. I think you’ll like it.
Also available are Blackberry Winter Band’s “In These Ozarks Hills” and the soundtrack from the movie, “Winter’s Bone.”
Coming soon is the book version of the entire radio series to date, from May, 2007 through December, 2011. In honor of the timeless Ozarks word describing stories real or made up as “Windies,” this complete text has been titled “The Windy Hills Collection.”
Come by and visit with me, won’t you? Set a spell. Tell me your stories of the Ozarks. And sample my wares.
Marideth Ann Gentry Sisco
Order your copy in time for the Christmas Holiday.
Last day to ship, December 21, 2011 priority
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This is wonderful Marideth! You are a local “hero”.
Hello from way out west–clear out in Ozark County. We came to hear you at Dawt Mill one night recently, and I’m ready to order! Also excited about the spoken-word stories. You’ll be getting a snail-mail order from me right away. Congrats on your success–sometimes the sweetest rewards are the longest in comin’…
Hello yourself. That wasn’t the greatest concert, but I’m glad you liked it. We’re coming back in the spring with all our regular band members (although the tipsy fiddler did provide some entertainment — I understand people were taking bets over how soon he might fall over his amplifier. He’s not a regular, and won’t be). Come see us again. We’ll likely have a sound system with us as well.
Fabulous, Marideth! I love the Winter’s Bone soundtrack. You all did an amazing job. In my film class last night, we watched the film. From the students, the film garnered 5 Bones (out of 5 Bones) for the sound/music in the film! And they’re tough critics. 🙂
Thanks, Dave. I’m glad they liked it. What did they have to say about the film’s authenticity? That’s the part that still knocks me out, and I’ve watched it 27 times to date.