Though a touch warm today I doubt that any could complain of such a lovely day, and the retirement village I was telling at today is a well-planned, attractive, locale.
The residents were gathering in the dining room, which is a spacious community room, with good acoustics. And I actually had a decent turn out - considering there was a Cardinal game.
Once everyone was settled in I began my half hour program; telling such tales as: "The King's Rice Pudding," "The Twelve Months," "Tamlin," "The Stolen Bairn," "The Pedlar of Swaffham," and "Jack and the Friendly Animals."
At the end of the program many of the residents asked if would come back, and one said that while I was telling my stories you could hear a pin drop.
All in all it made for a very pleasant day.
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I am a Springfield, IL based storyteller with a fascination for how folklore travels, and for history.