April 27th, 2013
Think about your all-time favorite story. Is it a story about your family? Perhaps it’s a poem or song that you have treasured throughout your life, or a favorite book you couldn’t put down and have read four, eight, ten times and find something new and still enjoyable each time you read it. We all have stories to tell and should take the time to share them with people. Stories are what help define who we are and what we have faced in our life.
Today, April 27, is “National Tell a Story Day” in the United States. The origin of the day is unknown, it’s a day designated for people to share their stories, read books to a group, sing a song or read a poem they’ve written, and listen to others stories.
Like the country song “State of Mind” by Clint Black says: “ Ain’t it funny how a melody can bring back a memory, take you to another place in time, and completely change your state of mind.” We all have a song that takes us back to another time and place, taking us away from reality for a while, allowing us to relive a memorable moment from the past. One such song for me, Garth Brooks’ “The River” and most other songs from his album The Hits takes me back to growing up in Roswell, NM, playing three seasons of little league. That was one of my favorite CD’s as a kid, so I automatically link those songs with the joy, and the sights and feels of those three little league teams, playing with my friends. Every time I hear those songs, I revisit my childhood for a bit while I enjoy great music.
So what story do you have to tell? What fond memories do you have that you want to share? If you don’t have a favorite, you can always make one up! Celebrate “National Tell a Story Day” and share something with a friend, your children, your parents or whoever.
Other events for April 27:
April 27 marks Babe Ruth Day. On this day in 1947, “The Bambino” returned to Yankee Stadium to be honored and recognized.
April 27 is also recognized as “National Prime Rib Day.” Enjoy!
The RoughRiders continue their four-game series with the Corpus Christi Hooks this evening at 7 p.m. at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Once again, tonight’s game will be televised locally on KTXD. Tomorrow’s game will be as well. Jason Cole of Baseball Prospectus and Lone Star Dugout will join Alex Vispoli for the call of both games. RHP Cody Buckel starts for the ‘Riders. The Hooks counter with the tandem of RHPs Bobby Doran and Nick Tropeano. See the full game notes here.
Baseball term of the day: Salvage Corps – A team’s relief pitchers