“Remember on this one thing, said Badger. The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. That is why we put these stories in each other's memories. This is how people care for themselves. ”
― Barry López, Crow and Weasel
Special entertainment provided by storyteller, Suzanne Stackhouse! For at least three decades, Suzanne Stackhouse has been telling tales memorized from the heart. She entertained us at Dreisbach's Mother Daughter Banquet in 1993, around the time when her father, Rev. Ned Weller, was our interim pastor. A forty year resident of New Berlin, she spent most of that time as the librarian at the Lewisburg Middle School.
People in all times and all places have sat down at night and told stories. Stories tell us who we are in this world, how we fit in this world, and how to behave in this world. They create the foundation upon which we base our sense of reality. They connect the old generation with the new. They give us roots and they give us wings. Suzanne has a way of stirring up the old words to make new soup; story soup for the soul. Let’s cross the generations with an evening filled with stories about daughters, mothers, and grandmothers.