The Condiment Basketball Game
  • Sep 23, 2020 1:00 am
  • 56:50 mins

We always hope that the stories we share with you on The Apple Seed spark memories for you to share with the people that you love. Sometimes those memories are sparked by listening to personal stories, and other times by listening to tall tales and fairy tales. So sit back, relax, and get ready to have the memories wash over you as you listen to stories about rice balls, gold coins, and condiments.   On today's episode of The Apple Seed, enjoy the following: "The Condiment Basketball Game" by Mary Grace Ketner from Ghostly Gals & Spirited Women (10:45) How did you first get acquainted with some of your favorite sports? In this humorous story from Mary Grace Ketner, Mary shares how she first learned the rules of Basketball. And it involves...condiments?  "The Pond's Story" by Susan Strauss from Dreams of Animals: Myths and Personal Stories of Animals (4:35) Susan shares a story about a time her family built their own pond near their desert home. And it isn't long before the pond starts to attract all sorts of uninvited guests. Susan and her family learn a valuable lesson - “Where there is water, there is life.” "The King & His Sons" by The Storycrafters from A Tale for All Seasons (9:39) In this story from the husband and wife storytelling duo, The Storycrafters (Barry Marshall and Jeri Burns), you'll hear about a king and his three sons. The king devises a test to see which of the three sons is wise enough to rule in his stead.   "I Got Your Back" by Diane  Ferlatte from Penny for your Thoughts (15:12) In this tale of friendship and danger, Diane Ferlatte is accompanied by her long-time collaborator, Eric Pearson, on guitar.  "Rice Balls" by Connie Regan-Blake from Dive-into Stories (10:55) Have you dropped a key ingredient while preparing a meal? Not only is it not wise to pick it up to try and salvage it, but as we learn from this next story, if it rolls right out the door, you'd better not chase after it.