Sunday, November 22, 2009

Story Tellabration 2009

Pictured above from left are Glen Williams, Mimi Rockwell, David Claunch, Becky Vickers, Paul Conco, and G.Lee Hearl.

BCS had a good Tellabration last night at the community college in Abingdon. There was a small audience but they had big hearts and brought canned goods for the Second Harvest Food Pantry.

David Claunch started the stories off with a tale about his trip to Bhutan, a country near India. He told about amusing the monks with a red clown nose, then bubbles which they named "prayer bubbles" since they had a similarity, floating through the air, to their prayer flags. 

Becky Vickers went next with her story about a pet dog and cat she had when she was a child. The cat tormented the dog until Becky bought a new chain for the dog which gave him an advantage and he finally got back at the cat.

Paul Conco was the third teller and shared a lot of research he had done while writing his story about the 1918 flu pandemic. It was a sad, scary story that could happen again with the current flu epidemic.

Mimi Rockwell told the fourth story about the first client she had when she was doing an internship for her therapist degree. His actions were very mysterious and ghostly,

Glen Williams who is new to BCS and has a degree in Theatre told of his student days and ghostly happenings also. It ended with humor so we lived up to the old adage, "Always leave them laughing."

The next time we tell will be at Old Christmas on Jan. 6 after the New Year.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 21 STORY TELLABRATION Coming Up

NOVEMBER 21, SATURDAY, 7:00-8:30 P.M.
INFO: G. LEE HEARL, 276-628-4240 or EMAIL
MIMI ROCKWELL, 276-669-8358 or EMAIL

Monday, November 9, 2009

Nov. 4 Meeting

I was not able to attend the Nov. 4 meeting, so G. Lee Hearl, the Director, sent me a follow-up email:

"We had a very enjoyable meeting last night at VHCC. Pat brought a cake to celebrate my 80th birthday, belatedly and we had cake and coffee.
Glenn Williams, The Concos, Lester and his daughter, Pat Musselman, Terry Benz and Carl Jones and I attended the meeting.
We discussed starting a "trial" storytelling performance once monthly at the S.B. Paul Art Gallery in Bristol. Pat and Carl are going to pursue that further. Both had seen the facility and said it was very nice , as did Paul Conco. We expect to start telling on 2nd Thursdays in January. 
I am going to see about getting the large meeting room at the Bristol Library for the "Old Christmas" program on January 6th.
We will have the BCS Christmas Lunch at 12 noon, Friday Dec. 4th.
I will leave your telling spot open for now and, if you can't make it, me or Pat will fill in for you. 
After the meeting, we went over and looked at the VHCC room where we will be telling at Tellabration and got directions from all the parking lots to it. There is plenty of handicapped parking near the room. 
That's about all I know that happened! Sorry you couldn't be there.. Take care of Rocky and Yourself!! G. Lee Hearl"

Members in the photo are, from left: Sheila Lane, Lester Murray, G. Lee Hearl, Pat Musselman, Glenn Williams, Carl Jones, and Terry Benz. That's Diana Conco behind Carl. Paul Conco must be taking the picture.  Mimi