Weekend! And weekend end, sadly. This weekend we had family visiting from out of state, granddaughters and their mom and our oldest grandson. The girls helped me with a flannelboard project I've been working on and their help is going to make this story a standout. We stayed up late talking and got up early to cook breakfast. Good times.
This afternoon was the annual meeting of the WV Storytelling Guild so we drove 2 hours to Beckley for the meeting. Our speaker for the meeting was folklorist Gerry Milnes from Davis & Elkins College, who introduced us to some old-time mountain storytellers via a DVD presentation. His talk was fascinating, ranging from traditional mountain tall tales to tales of witchcraft and ending with humor. Gerry also treated us to some fiddle tunes and the stories of their origin as part of the story swap that ended our day.
I also started a new venture this weekend: selling on eBay. I've never tried this so I'm learning as I go. I listed one item that sold in seven minutes! Think I might have underpriced it? You can look at my listings by clicking on the link to the right. I'm working on clearing out some closet space so what I list will probably be an odd mixture of things.
Now it's late and I really, really need to sleep. I must be getting too old to get by on five hours sleep any more. See you all tomorrow.