• May 9, 2020 1:00 am
  • 58:23 mins

For Mother’s Day on The Apple Seed, we’re bringing you tales from across the motherhood spectrum: mothers-in-law, single mothers, mothers we miss, young mothers, mothers in hospice care, mothers we still call on the weekends, and even mothers we don’t always get along with. All of these stories, though, share a simple truth—that mothers have always been and will always be a huge part of our lives. Their quirky, peculiar styles of care and love and determination have raised generations of quirky, peculiar individuals. And that quirkiness means we all have stories of the mothers in our lives. So, sit down with us alongside Diane Furlatte, Dolores Hydock, Jay O’Callahan, and Carmen Deedy as we reminisce about the women that made us who we are. On today’s episode, enjoy the following: Story Kickoff: “You Never Know What the End’s Gonna Be” by Diane Ferlatte Story Spotlight: “Occam’s Razor” by Dolores Hydock Storytime: Introductions by the mothers of The Apple Seed team “Fallin’” by Jay O’Callahan An interview with Jarom Jordan, Spencer Linton, and Ben Bagley of BYU Sports Nation “You’re Gonna Miss Me” by Carmen Deedy Radio Family Journal: Mother Storyteller Spotlight: Dolores Hydock "Dolores talks with her hands. And her elbows. And her shoulders. When she speaks, she is literally irrepressible." That's how one reviewer described Dolores' vivacious style that fills the stage with wit, energy, and a swirl of characters that populate her stories of family fireworks, food fads, true love, turnip greens, and other peculiarities of everyday life. Her award-winning personal stories, oral histories, medieval adventures, and traditional tales are, as one reviewer said, " but not cynical, heartwarming yet never corny, traditional without being mundane...a neat feat!" Dolores has been a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough and many other festivals, has served as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, and has won Resource Awards from Storytelling World Magazine for her twelve CDs of original stories, all of which can be found on her website at