Bryant releases 'A Collection of Folklore from Soddy, Tennessee'

Long-time Soddy resident Bonnie Bryant began writing "A Collection of Folklore from Soddy, Tennessee" in a folklore class in 1966 at Peabody Library School in Nashville. She typed it on a Smith Corona portable typewriter after hand writing it as a paper for class.

photo Long-time Soddy resident Bonnie Bryant shows her recently published book, "A Collection of Folklore from Soddy, Tennessee."

More than four decades later the book is in print at Soddy Bible and Church Supplies. Bryant officially released the newly published book in late summer and has already sold more than 100 copies.

Former teacher Miss Winnie Walker was Bryant's inspiration for the book.

"Miss Winnie Walker was a Tennessee history teacher at Soddy Junior High School," said Bryant.