We had a blast. Ages ranged from an infant in a stroller to people in their 70's. Lots of teens and young parents were in the group, and I was happy to see quite a few students from the middle school where I had told stories earlier in the week.
The walk went even smoother than anything I could have anticipated. We had to cross several streets; traffic waited patiently for our large crowd to cross and I am sure they must have been wondering what in the world was going on. I told the first story about a ghost in the recently renovated theater while our crowd was gathered in that very place.
|No good photos of the cemetery last night, sadly--it was pretty|
eerie, especially when the ghost of Harry Ripley made his
appearance. This pic is from a few night's ago.
|This home is currently for sale--needs some TLC but couldn't|
it be a beauty? I'd almost move to town to live in such a place.
We ended back at the theater for refreshments and informal feedback time. And of course I heard a few more stories that I will need to follow up on very soon.
It was one of the most fun things I've done as a storyteller. It took a lot of research and thought, and the help of many who sold tickets, served refreshments, did promotion, wrote the grant, and so much more. Larry was with me both nights, helping with crowd control, opening and closing the cemetery gates, and last night he tried getting a few photos; without flash he did the best he could. What would I do without him?
I can't wait to do it again. And I already have new stories in mind.
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