Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Good Reads: Aunt Arie

I have been rereading many of the Foxfire books, but I had never realized that they had published this wonderful book until my husband gave me a copy for Christmas.  Aunt Arie is an elderly woman that the Foxfire students had interviewed and befriended back in the 1970's.  Her interview became part of one of the Foxfire Series books.

Well, they received so many letters around the world asking about Aunt Arie and wanting to know more about her that Foxfire decided to publish a book with the transcripts of their interviews with her and some of their experiences while visiting her.

Aunt Arie was a heart warming character.  You will laugh at her humor and seethe when you hear how antique collectors stole from this lone old woman.  She has long passed from this world, but we can still learn from her story.

God bless,


  1. Some of my favorite books-bet you already guessed that : )

  2. I have read many of the fox fire books,you can check them out at the library,I love reading them,and have enjoyed them for many years. Blessings Jane

  3. I've loved the Foxfire Books since I was a little girl reading my hippie dad's first editions!
    Just FYI, there was a Hallmark movie made in the '80s called Foxfire that was based on Aunt Arie and some of the others interviewed for the books. It starred Jessica Tandy, her husband, Hume Cronyn, and John Denver. A good bit of the dialog is pulled directly from the books. It's a beautiful story and wonderful film about a way of life that was quickly disappearing at the time it was made.