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By Beth Bond 

Your legacy as a storyteller


Last updated 7/25/2018 at Noon

The best stories are the ones you tell. The oral tradition far predates the written word or, heaven forbid, video. And it can still keep young, loved ones’ attention and fascination long after they’ve tired of watching the boob tube.

Writing the great American novel is not a “skill-set” for everyone. A more realistic approach may be to re-tell snippets and incidents in a life well lived.

How many times, in a social situation, has a friend said, “That reminds me of when …”? Not only does it encourage a listener, but it validates the life and times of the storyteller.

Storytelling by the elders of the tribe is as old as the cavemen who told stories of bravery to the young men who would be hunting the great wooly mammoth. We know this to be true when viewing the fantastic but primitive cave paintings that have b...

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