I will spare you my the more connected to our electronic communications, the less we talk speech....well pretty much anyway. And I talk way too much about the art of the the Storyteller, probably have given some people and inferiority complex about that.
In the United States, April 27th is "Tell A story Day", though the exact origin of this day isn't known to me, in England and Scotland the date is October 27th, exactly six months from now, and the day appears to have started there. It also receives more attention there, and most libraries hold a storytelling event.
Remember story hour at you school or public Library? Some one read you a story they thought was cool. This is the same idea. But, lets include the adults, too. The story doesn't have to be from a book, it can be factual, or made up as you go along, a tall tale or myth, something you remember form childhood, or a fishing trip, or how about one of those campfire ghost stories. You could tell the story to one person or a group....bring props, photos and memorabilia, may-be a little music...express yourself. Sketch while you talk if that works for you, or knit.You could tell a story about a photograph, or display a photograph of someone , or of some thing they did or or a place they were in while you tell a story about them.
UH,OH! I feel a speech coming on. OK, I'm better now.
Instead I'll start you off, with a story I have been itching to tell, and still might. I thank whoever it was who posted this research to me, I would thank you properly if i knew your name.
Today we remember Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary. She was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States, and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service. Even though she was about 60 years old when she applied, Mary was hired because she was the fastest applicant to hitch a team of six horses. She never missed a day, and her reliability earned her the nickname "Stagecoach." She was Born a slave in 1832 and died a legend in her own time in 1914.
Thank You for the doors you've opened and the boundaries you've broken