Author Archives: Eli Alford

Two Drunks in a Graveyard Joke

Context: Informant RM has spent most of their lives in the small town of Fosters, Alabama. Fosters had a small population and just about everyone knew each other. Even before becoming an elderly member in their town, informant RM enjoyed getting a laugh out of others. I called RM on the phone to ask if… Continue Reading »

Auburn University – Rolling Toomer’s Corner

Context: Informant MW was a current undergraduate student at Auburn University at the time of this collection. The informant’s parents are both Auburn fans who participate in game-day events and they encouraged MW to do the same as they grew up. As an undergraduate student, MW has had the opportunity to continue participating in some… Continue Reading »

The Northport Panther

Context: While speaking with Informant RM on the phone, they recounted a local legend that spread across the town of Northport, Alabama. At the time when this legend grew in popularity, Northport was a small town and just about everyone was a farmer. Text: What RM remembers of the legend is as follows: “Back in… Continue Reading »