As best as we can determine, this picture was taken in the spring of 1913. The baby in the photograph is my paternal grandmother surrounded by her older sisters. In today’s episode we discuss the importance of learning and keeping the family stories. Photos, such as this one, can provide a great entry into the family story. Family stories connect us to the past, places and an extended cast of characters all of which are a part of your story. It makes your story more colorful.
Being the nosy little kid with questions about everything, I was lucky enough to stumble upon the story of my grandparent’s wedding day. The story was unknown to the generation that followed them and would have been lost had I not asked the right question at an opportune time. This holiday season, find a few lost family stories of your own!
What Cheese steak is to Philadelphia, Spaghetti Red is to Joplin, the City’s gift to the culinary world. The dish, a distinctive mash-up of chili and spaghetti, originated at Fred and Grover’s place, later to become Fred and Red’s, now a landmark and an institution in the Missouri Ozarks. Join me as I visit with an old friend over a plate of Spaghetti Red and hear about what he learned about the lunch counter from his Grandmother, one of the “ladies in white.”
To most Uncharted Regions is the latest endeavor from the creative mind of Neal Hallford, who has been involved in the computer gaming industry, novel writing, independent film and more. But to some, Uncharted Regions is the continuation of a dream spun from the minds of a couple of bored DJ’s at a sleepy Oklahoma Country and Western radio station. Here the story and an upcoming announcement on this Within The Realm summer postcard.
While we are working on new episodes for Season 2 of Within The realm, here’s a summer postcard! The episode is an encore presentation of a story from Season 1 about an important event in Protection, Kansas.
Even though we aren’t producing full episodes over the summer, we are still trying to build our audience. If you like one of our episodes, be sure to share it on facebook so others can find out about the podcast. This is a very grass roots effort, so we need your help to spread the word!
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Here’s a story about the song “You Are My Sunshine.” Because it is so widely known, it has become misinterpreted from it’s original versions. But something happened in my neighborhood that gave the tune a new meaning for some of us…
And I discuss the crossroads Within The Realm finds itself. Listen in….