Their men was double jointed and their womenfolks was lusty.
Their dogs could whip the other dogs, their horses run the fastest.
And when it come to drinkin’ time, no Epps was ever lastest.
David Newell was at one time or another Editor-in-Chief of Field and Stream, Roving Editor of Sports Afield and a special correspondent for the New York Times. He retired to Leesburg, Florida where he lived and wrote until his death in 1986, six years after I visited him at his home. He used the Driggerses and the Eppses as fictional but stereotypical Florida Crackers. For folks who want to better understand Cracker culture two books are required reading. They may be hard to find.