School children frequently send thank you notes after a visit. Here is a sampling of comments received from Belmont Ridge Middle School in Leesburg VA
"The way you tell stories makes a perfect image in my head like a movie."
"The way you incorporated a story with rhymes, it sounded like music the way you said it." "It’s amazing that you can tell stories for years and still seem so excited about it." "I thought I was there along side the characters."
"You grabbed my attention and made me feel like I was in your stories."
"During your stories I took a moment to close my eyes. All of a sudden my brain
went crazy. "
"All of the words you were telling suddenly became pictures.."
"I must say that I went home and told all my friends and family! Now I would like to be a storyteller. "
"When you began to speak the whole room went silent because your voice is commanding yet soft."
"Your stories were funny, but some had a deeper meaning.."
"It made me laugh and a few made me think."
"The rhymes made it almost poetic."
"I could see Gus with his big floppy ears and Furman catching the cricket."
"The stories you told were ones I found amusing .You kind of had to think about
them for a minute"
"I believe your message, that everyone is different. I pulled a lot away from the presentation."
"One thing I found amazing was that I have never heard any of your stories before and I’ve had my share of listening."
"You opened my imagination up and extracted it.."