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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

The Cupboard is Bare

Yes, just 13 months following the inauguration of The Elder Storytelling Place, the story cupboard is bare. There is now – and thank you, all – a terrific collection for Mother’s Day which I will begin posting on Monday, but no non-holiday stories.

Your support for this experiment over the past year has give us a wide variety of high quality stories that together go a long way toward revealing "what getting old is really like" - the subtitle of my Time Goes By blog. And for reasons I do not know, readership has suddenly doubled in the past two or three weeks without signs of tapering off.

Aside from the Mother’s Day stories (and perhaps we can do the same for Father’s Day in June), I’ll post stories when and if they turn up in my mailbox. If you’re feeling bereft without a new story each day, there are a total of 321 to choose from here, all of which you can find through the Storytellers or Date archive in the right sidebar.

There is some mighty good storytelling going on there (you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll even learn a thing or two) worth reading for the first time, and reading again as well.

Posted by Ronni Bennett at 02:35 AM | Permalink | Email this post


Holy cow, did I break the bank?
...saved the best for last?
...bottom of the barrel?
All kidding aside, I would like
to sincerely thank you Ronni for giving us a place to tell a story.
I have truly enjoyed reading, and it finally inspired me to submit one of my own.

Hi Ronni,

What a great suggestion you made today when you told us to reread some of the stories we had read before.

I selected one by Celia Jones about her Aunt Sadie and her four cats who lived on the fourth floor of her Brooklyn apartment.

It was a great tale and I think I enjoyed it more the second time around.....

That doesn't mean I don't want to see new stories. I hope everyone will dig deep in their memories and write some of their experiences down for the rest of us to read and comment on.

Sometimes the comments are the best part of the day.

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