Living Lore

LL logoHow did your granny predict the weather? What did your great uncle Albert tell you about the little green men he saw in the woods that night? What strange creature stalks the woods in your area?

So many of these old stories are slipping away for want of being recorded. legendary creatures, odd bits of folklore, folk remedies and charms, and all the old stories that brought our landscape to life…

Tell me a story, share memories of the old ways that are being forgotten. What tips did did Granny teach you? What stories did she tell? Share the folklore of your home. I am not looking for fiction with this feature, but for genuine bits of folklore, old wives tales, folk magic and local legends. Why not share what you know and preserve it for the future?

Email me at and put ‘Living Lore’ in the subject line. All I need is your article, bio and links, along with any of your own images you would like me to include and I’ll do the rest.

Previous posts in this series include

Marcia Meara: Boojum & Hootin’ Annie

Lyn Horner: Spider Woman

Coyote Tales

Robbie Cheadle: A nursery rhyme with an interesting history

Ichabod Temperance:  A Spectral Analysis of Temperance

Bobby Fairfield: A very brief history of an infamous Exmoor family.

The curse of the Babbs

A half-forgotten tale

Teagan Geneviene: Superstitions You Might Find in Atonement Tennessee

You will also find a number of reblogged posts by searching this site for ‘Living Lore Reblog’