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Do Tell Story Swap Summaries 
March 14, 2023

Brandon Spars opened the evening with a personal story about trying to help his first grade son prepare for a speech. The boy had to face Louie the bully and Larry the one-eyed bullfrog during his presentation, with hilarious results.

Beverly Schwarz zoomed in from New York to share an experience that caused her to face down Pan Am Airlines.

Vicky Ness told about Linnea’s attempt to document on a spreadsheet all of the names of the various plants in her  neighborhood, until a friendly witch with a taste for elegant clothing showed her the futility of such an idea.

Diamond paid homage to Dr. Seuss with a story and some of his famous sayings.

Meg Brown paid tribute to our dear Sher Christian, who recently passed away, by reading one of her poems that included the line, “Something that comes from the heart urges us to share our gifts.”

Katy Mangan related another chapter in the magical, mysterious life of Eduardo, who dances with cranes and learns the healing ways of women.

Sharon Elwell told a Japanese folk tale from the collection that Cathryn Fairlee bequeathed to the group.

Genevieve Franklin told about the power of the poem “Invictus” in the life of a hospitalized man facing death.​

2023 Virtual Story Swap via Zoom sponsored by the Storytelling Association of California (SAC)
Our host Brandon Spars
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