"Boy, you slammed that door again!" chided the crisp and proper lady.
"Ah fogaht," the boy replied uncomfortably.
"What?" the prim woman demanded sharply.
Booker shifted his weight uneasily and tried again. "Ah fogaht, Missus Ruffner....Ma'am."
Looking him squarely in the eye, Mrs. Ruffner replied evenly, "Your excuses will not do, Booker."
Your Story Hour has provided hours - I mean, HOURS - of listening entertainment for us as a family! We first were introduced to Your Story Hour way back when they had tapes, and that's a long time ago! Since we first heard the above episode of the childhood of Booker T. Washington, we've bought many tape sets, played them to death (poor things), and finally arrived in the present by downloading MP3s of these wonderful stories.
Some of our very favorites are Heritage of Our Country, which my 26 year old daughter claims as "that's the way I learned history," and the Patterns of Destiny series, a compilation of stories about great Americans. There are also wonderful Bible Stories, which are amazingly accurate, as well as the Great StoriesSeries. We've very enthusaistically bought (and listened to!) Heritage of Our Country, Patterns of Destiny, several of the Great Stories series, Young Abraham Lincoln, and the amazing story of Shackleton'sArctic Expedition.
Take a few moments to click over to YourStoryHour.org, where you can find CD albums, activity books, and MP3 downloads. There are also Spanish products available as well.
For me, I had a HUGE lightbulb moment when it occurred to me, "Hey, maybe I can get on ITunes and find something for my IPad!" So I went over there, and, lo and behold, there was Your Story Hour! As we speak, I am downloading Great Stories album 10! This is the description:
Your Story Hour is proud to present this new set of exciting, dramatized stories. You'll enjoy hearing the adventure of dynamic Theodore Roosevelt, pioneering scientist like Wilhelm Roentgen and Alexander Fleming and more. Great listening and entertainment for the whole family.(Each CD is approximately one-hour in length.)
The CD album sells for $22.50 from YourStoryHour.org, but I am able to download it from ITunes for only $6.95!!! (Can you tell I'm excited??!!??)
I'm really trying my best to remain calm, especially since I'm sitting in a nice quiet library. But do you know what that means??! That means we'll be able to listen to these stories on the hour drive home! WaHOO! Oops, I'm sorry, Ms. Librarian. Yes, I'll be more quiet now.
If you get to listen to any of the Heritage of Our Country series, you'll get to hear what happens to poor Booker. No, I'm not going to tell you, you have to fnd our for yourself. Mwa-ha-ha-ha!
Have a glorious weekend!
These opinions are entirely my own, and I am not receiving any payment for any of these endorsements.