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Upshaw Book Signing in East Texas

Texas Folklore Society
By Texas Folklore Society
Posted November 18, 2020 to Upcoming Events.

December 5, 2020

What: Meet the author of the newly released Texas Folklore Society publication, “A Biscuit for Your
Shoe—A Memoir of County Line, a Texas Freedom Colony” by East Texas native and resident
Beatrice Upshaw, with photographs and introduction by Richard Orton of Nacogdoches.

When: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2020
Where: Uncle Doug’s Barbecue and Farmers Market 14812 TX–21
Douglass, Texas 75943

The Texas Folklore Society and Uncle Doug’s invite the community to the book signing event with author
Beatrice Upshaw on Saturday, December 5 at Uncle Doug’s. Be among the first to purchase A Biscuit for Your
Shoe; A Memoir of County Line, a Texas Freedom Colony and let the author sign your copy and receive a
hand-made goodie bag. This publication captures the lore of a community which began as a freedom colony
west of Nacogdoches in East Texas, through the eyes of Beatrice Upshaw. The book is a memoir, but it does
much more than just chronicle family stories of significant events. Uncle Doug’s is owned and operated by
Upshaw family member, Victor Morrison.

About the author: Beatrice Upshaw lives in the Upshaw Community, where she serves as one of the County
Line Baptist Church musicians. She also teaches Bible study, and works vocationally as an Occupational
Therapist. When describing her community, she says, “There were no evils then, not in our corner of the
universe. We were shrouded in ignorant bliss concerning what went on outside our haven. Far and away
from us was the worry of drive-by shootings, drug busts, robberies, and murders. Some of the terminology
heard frequently today describing the state of our nation had not even been coined back then. We were
innocent, naive, country folks who largely made up the backbone of the nation—then.”