This time we're headedacross Rte 33, north on 119 and into Grafton to tell ghost stories at Tygart Lake State Park's Haunted Hayride fundraiser. If you're in the area, please come and say hello! I'm bringing CDs and books to sell.
I did a quick look through my collection of West Virginia books and found duplicates of a couple county histories, Jack Tales, Grandfather Tales, Coffin Hollow and other books. I actually have FOUR copies of Coffin Hollow! Two of them are my working copies and are falling apart. But four is a bit much. I'll be bringing these used books with me too and they will be for sale along with my CDs and other items.
What stories to tell? That's always the question, isn't it? I've got some new ones for tonight--since I told here last year I want to be sure the audience doesn't hear all of the same stories again. And there are plenty to choose from. I am thinking about Ikie's Tomb, The Cale Betts Ghost, Big John, The Braxton County Monster...and a few others. Two new ballads (The Cruel Ship's Carpenter and The Holland Handkerchief) are also on my list of possible things to do tonight. I think it will be a good program and if last year was any indication we will have a great crowd too.
Hope to see you there!