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Tales By the Bonfire

Well, good morning.  It is still morning, although I am getting a rather late start at it.  Not that I have slept in mind you...just other things have kept me occupied this morning and still much more running around to do.  This is a busy weekend.  I will be teaching an art class for my painting guild all day long and then rushing to a performance in the evening. 
Today's blog covers the Bonfire at Wagner Farm.  If you have never had the opportunity to go to the farm...here is your chance.  It is the only living farm still existing in Cook county, Illinois.  It is located in Glenview, Illinois right on the corner of Lake(Euclid) and Wagner Rd.  It will be going from 6 until 8 P.M. tomorrow the 21st of September.  You can find me at the 12 foot bonfire.  There is so much for the children to do.  there is a great little museum indoors, there is also the barn to tour.  You can all climb the hay wagon and go for a ride...stop along the way at the small bonfires and make a smore and then sashay on over to the bales of hale with the 12 foot bonfire and enjoy 2 hours of stories.  This is geared for families.  Check out the Wagner farm website and come out for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  I will bring stories for all ages, some puppets will accompany me, as well as some ghost stories. 
Now if you are looking for an open venue as an adult to listen to ghost stories...you know the scarier ones that will make your bones rattle..and cause the raise to rise up on your arms...then join me at Spooky tales and trails at The Grove in Glenview on October 19th.  It is for anyone over the ages of 16.  Bring a date, bring yourself, or bring a friend.  If you come alone...you might have someone leave with you...you just might notice it though! You must sign up at the Glenview Park District website for the event.  Be forewarned, these tales may keep you looking to you side to make sure no additional guests have joined us. 
Some folks have me coming to their homes to perform ghostly whispers around their private campfire or fire pits in their yards.  What ever the case may be, there is nothing like campfire and stories.  It goes all the way back to childhood.  I know that my memories go back to scouting and the campfire and stories.  There is nothing like a good "Gotcha" type of stories.  Tomorrow is the last day of summer....I should know...it is my 39th wedding anniversary.  Autumn begins on Sunday.  How quickly the year has flown by.  Seems like when I was a child, the days dragged on...or perhaps we just didn't give a whole lot of thought to the seasons. 
Autumn is my favorite time of year...but also my busiest.  My birthday is also approaching, and so many times, I wished it were when I had more time to enjoy it.  We all make bucket lists or plans for the future.  My plan is to take one autumn....a week perhaps and just go and tour around.  Take in the beautiful colors and sights.  Life is so very short and I desire some new inspirations that perhaps the drive may give me. 
So in closing, if your weekend is free...I hope that you will mosie on over with your children or grandchildren and stay for a story or two.  My story bag is full and is looking forward to being open and spilling out the tales. 

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