Mama Learns to Drive
  • Oct 9, 2020
  • 56:50 mins

Do you remember learning how to drive, or are you still looking forward to the day when you’ll be able to drive? In today’s story, we’ll hear about Donald Davis’s mother and her extraordinary adventures in driving. But even though she endures the thrills and frights of mastering the road, nothing prepares her for the final shock she receives at the DMV after she passes her driver’s test. We’ll also enjoy stories by Syd Lieberman, Norah Dooley, Diane Ferlatte, and Mark Binder. On today’s episode, enjoy the following: "Zen and the Art of Storytelling" by Syd Lieberman (12:36) Syd Lieberman is known for his retelling of timeless Edgar Allen Poe material, the hilarious tales of the foolish town of Chelm, and just about everything in between. But have you ever wondered how Syd got started as a storyteller? Well, in “Zen and the Art of Storytelling” Syd shares that feel-good story with us. This comes from a collection of verbal records called Streets and Alleys. "Mama Learns to Drive" by Donald Davis (20:06) Being born in the Southern Appalachian mountains, Donald Davis has some pretty wild and humorous tales to tell. One such tale is called, “Mama Learns How to Drive” about - you guessed it - his mother learning how to drive. This story comes to us from a collection of drama and comedies fittingly called Mama Learns to Drive. "Simply Guido" by Norah Dooley (6:45) Norah Dooley is an author, an encouraging coach, a storyteller, and so much more. We really get to see her passion and talent for storytelling in “Simply Guido” a fable about the value of some common sense. This story hails from a collection of stories labeled Stories Nobody Told Me - Italian Folk Tales. "The Ant and the Dove" by Diane Ferlatte (6:33) Diane Ferlatte is known for her powerful charisma that makes her stories burst with life. One such story is called “The Ant and the Dove” a musical tale about the power of having little friends. This adventure comes from a collection of narratives called Aesop: Alive and Well.  "The Little Boy Who Hated Pizza" by Mark Binder (4:51) To wrap up today's episode, how about a story from Mark Binder about a little boy who hates pizza? Have you ever heard of such a thing?! It's from a collection of stories called Classic Stories for Children.