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Outside Interests: National storytelling festival

From the bloggers at Outside Interests.

“How do you know anything about your great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, or friends? How do you know about your own parents or contemporaries? You got it—through stories.

Perhaps someone in your family is a storyteller. My mother, whose roots were in the deep South of the Mississippi Delta, loved using dialect to tell tales about her life growing up on a cotton plantation. My husband’s mother told about the first time she ever saw an airplane at a fair, and about the story his dad wrote for a local newspaper describing the day he “took the ride of his young life” as a balloon pilot in WWI.

To read the full story by Outside Interests, click here.

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