October 31, 2010

A Chill, If Not a Scream

Justin Katz

A year or two ago — Who can tell in the blur of time? — my usual blog skimming brought me across a recording of modern conservative forefather and writer of "ghostly stories" Russell Kirk reading his chilling "There's a Long, Long Trail A-Winding." I listened to the linked audio file while folding the laundry after circumambulating the neighborhood with the kids, trick or treating. Images from the story have invaded my thoughts from time to time, during the intervening months.

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I read the story as an adult.
As a kid in the 50's as a member of Cub Scout Pack 54 in Brooklyn,we sang the song at every meeting in the basement of PS 189.

Posted by: joe bernstein at October 31, 2010 9:28 PM
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