Every family has it's own set of folk stories. Stories told at family gatherings, picnics and holidays. "Remember when Uncle .... did?" Some are like our "Uncle Pete" stories where the chief character prefers to remain unknown. Others are little acts of heroism. Done "because it was the right thing to do". Some are told as a warning to future generations "don't try this at home". SOme are told because they help define the character of the individuals involved.