Tell Me a Story
  • Sep 5, 2017 6:00 am
  • 58:18 mins

Annette Simmons said, “The telling and hearing of stories is a bonding ritual that breaks through illusions of separateness and activates a deep sense of our collective interdependence”. A common place for story swapping is within the family. In this episode of The Apple Seed, we’re focusing on stories within and about the family that draw people closer together. Some of the stories included in this episode are from the Story Corps Project and more stories can be found on their website: A Story About the Story by Fran Yardley (2:08) Fran plans to perform a story for her family, but is derailed and in the process discovers that it’s the sentiment of the memory rather than the polish of the performance that makes a story shine. Learn more about Fran Yardley by visiting: Colorless Love by Molly Catron (9:43) Molly remembers her nanny, Evelyn. Though not a true familial connection, Evelyn’s memory is something Molly treasures. Learn more about Molly Catron by visiting: Ledo Lucietto and Anne Lucietto (19:33) A family talks about their shared passion for engineering. Don Byles and Mackenzie Byles (22:04) A father talks to his daughter about passing on the family business which they’ve had for over a century. Judge Joe Pigott and Lorraine Pigott (25:23) Joe shares memories of his step-grandfather, whose panicked reaction to the original “War of the Worlds” broadcast in 1938 has since evolved into one of their family’s favorite stories. Grandpa Al and Max by Glenda Bonin (28:39) Glenda’s dad and her are cleaning through the attic and the come across some things that spark the story of how her grandfather acquired his best horse, Max. Learn more about Glenda Bonin by visiting: Kevin Fredericks, Isaiah Fredericks, and Josiah Fredericks (36:05) Two young sons ask their father a range of questions from "Where were you born?" to "Why can't we own a rollercoaster?". The Lap by Kim Weitkamp (39:24) Reminiscing on the various laps in her life, the changes of a body with age, and the relationships we develop with time. Kim's also plays "You Are My Sunshine" . Learn more about Kim Weitkamp by visiting:

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