09/19/17  •  Mississippi

Mississippi Funerals 101

Diane was still new to Mississippi, so an elderly aunt served as her tour guide at a traditional home-going celebration - complete with long-winded speakers, a repast and "put-backs."

From the event: You're So Mississippi

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Diane Williams

Diane Williams is a "narratologist" who tells stories at events and in classrooms. She's also the author of "Mississippi Folk and the Tales They Tell: Myths, Legends and Bald-Faced Lies." And she is a mixed-media fiber artist and member of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi. Originally from New Jersey, Williams has been in Mississippi for 30 years.

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