Well, it's been a long ghost story season and I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities to share the stories. Friday's performance for the Niles teen Center went well...all those wonderful eyes widening as the night went on. One of the girls had remembered me from performing there the year before and counldn't wait to hear more stories. There is nothing quite as wonderful as watching their faces change as you progress with the stories. I must congradulate Mark who heads the center there. The group of youngsters were ery well behaved!
Last night's perfermance at the Groe started out small around the campfire but grew as the night progressed. It was great telling ghost stories strictly for adults. Nice to hae the same growing eyes of wonderment as the night went on. With a frosty feel, as it was 39 degrees and an almost full moon hanging over us and the woods surrounding us with it's own naturally spooky sounds. A great night was had by all. I hae to say that the staff at The Grove were terrific. They joked with the people and keep the popcorn and the smores going. One gentleman in particular told me that I got a 2 thumbs up. Doesn't get any better than that.
The season was interesting for me as a storyteller. Finding the perfect stories for children, seniors at the Senior Living Centers and the Adults was a great challenge. I am excited for next year, because as you collect stories....I find usually 3 times the amount I need.
Time to move on now. Thanksgiving performances are rearing their heads as I will need to gobble up some different stories to celebrate the season to be thankful. In the meantime, I will spend the next 2 weeks as Mrs. Claus at the Grove in Glenview at the craft faire. Aside from storytelling I am also an artist and sell my wares. At least while I sit and personalize my ornaments, I will get the opportunity to meet with the children and get some wonderful personal tales of my own. Look forward to a few of the past tales of christmas as Mrs. Claus in my next blog. Hope you all have a BOO-tiful Halloween. Keep coming back for more updates, and if you are looking for a great handmade craft faire, come to The Grove in Gleniew and make sure to stop and say hi....you won't miss me...I am the one in the red gown with white fur!!