"For those of you who like this kind of a book, this is the kind of book you will like." - Abraham Lincoln
Mr. Erbsen's study of the music and lore of America lead him to move to a cabin in North Carolina. This book "is both a personal story as well as a collection of authentic stories, songs, and sayings. It includes tall tales, jokes, remedies, superstitions, recipes and even insults. The scope of the book is wide. It begins with the early log cabin pioneers in the 1700s and ends in the late 1940s when the last pioneers died or joined the modern age. Geographically, the book draws on songs, stories, and folklore from every state that ever produced a log cabin." - Wayne Erbsen, from the Foreward.