Dancing Jack
  • Nov 26, 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 whales, frisbees, and getting older. On today’s episode, enjoy the following: "Edith's Lyrebird" by Jackie Kerin (7:06) Every once in a while you may have had a relationship of sorts with an animal that, while not your pet, sort of lives its life in your space to the degree that you understand each other. This story is a reflection upon that kind of relationship, and it's from Jackie Kerin. "How the Whale Got His Throat" by Jim Weiss from A Collection of Just So Stories As Read by Jim Weiss (8:00) This next animal story called "How the Whale Got His Throat" is from Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories", so named because the stories Kipling told to his daughter had to be told "Just so". "On Turning a Certain Age" by Susi Wolf from Peeling Life Makes Your Eyes Water (3:42) Here's a little piece from Susi Wolf that's a reflection on turning a certain age. We all hope that with the passage of time we continue to learn. And that message is at the heart of Susi's story. "Dancing Jack" by The Storycrafters from Straw Into Gold (27:06) Up next is the storytelling duo The Storycrafters, Jeri Burns and Barry Marshall, with a piece called "Dancing Jack". It's a musical, rhythmic celebration of story in much the same way it always is when you listen to a great Storycrafters story. Radio Family Journal: "Frisbee with Grandpa" (5:15) Listening to Susi Wolf's reflection on getting older called "On Turning a Certain Age" brings back a memory that Sam would like to share as today's entry in his Radio Family Journal.

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