For the Love of Stories

My dad used to listen to WMBI radio Chicago after he had become a Christian.
It is the radio network of the Moody Bible Institute. Of all the programs,
his favorite was a children’s story hour featuring a person named Aunt Teresa.

She would say something like, “Hi, Boys and girls. I’m your Aunt Teresa and
I’m here to tell you a story. Boys and girls all over the world love stories,
any kind of story and I, Aunt Teresa tell them the right kind of stories.”

I can’t remember what kind of stories Aunt Teresa told, but I am sure they
were the right kind, according to WMBI and the Moody Bible Institute.

What strikes me is the universality of Aunt Teresa’s claim.

Yes, boys and girls all over the world love stories, and not just boys and girls
but men and women, too, like my dad who loved listening to Aunt Teresa’s stories.

Tell a story, like this short one from my childhood and somehow readers will be able to relate and appreciate that my dad liked to listen to Aunt Teresa and the fact that she loved to tell stories to boys and girls all over the world — the right kind of stories, whatever that meant and according to my dad, they were the right kind for him because he kept on listening.

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