Corn from a Jar – moonshine stories

CELNA-“Corn from a Jar,” the third book in Friends of the Library’s moonshine series, goes on sale in the lobby of the Community Center here at 145 Cordel Hull Drive, Friday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each copy is only $10 with all proceeds benefiting the Clay County Library. The first two books of the series will also be available.
The book, dedicated to all the Clay County folks who get their corn from a jar, is 143 pages of stories from or about local residents Posey Young, Ollie Page, the Spivey sisters (Jean Allen and Sue Dailey), Buddie Odle, Clark Dillon, Bennie Reed Plumlee, Ray Dalton Clements, Harlan Jenkins, Ray Roberts, and Add Stafford. In addition there is an article entitled “Folk Medicine” which was written by Sam Stone when he was a senior at Celina High School in 1997 and a story about Clay Countians who migrated to Texas in search of flat land in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Readers will also find photos, poems, old newspaper articles, and other miscellaneous items about moonshine, moonshiners, and law enforcement. The last item in “Corn from a Jar” is an original song, “Old Moonshiner from Tennessee”, by Russell Johnson.
For more information contact the Clay County Library at 116 Guffey St, Celina, TN 38551, or (931) 243-3442.