The Maynard Gang

by Harmon Seawel
My barber, Martha Rickman Goodwin, has proposed a subject for exploration in my column. Martha is the daughter of Jed Rickman, a classic “good ole boy” who lived in both the Elevenpoint and Fourche River Valleys. I agree with Martha that “home remedies” are a part of our folk culture that could be lost if we do not document it.
Before reviewing the home remedies, it occurs to me that those who remember him might enjoy some Jed Rickman stories. Those who do not remember him should benefit from the cultural enlightenment.

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