told by Sheila Arnold
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About the Story
“Simon and Susannah” was my signature story when I was a Storyteller at Colonial Williamsburg (VA). When I first read the story, there was no “attachment” to Virginia, so I added the part about the Blue Ridge Mountains. When I started telling full time, I was telling “Simon and Susannah” at almost every show, often times on request from those who saw me previously. This is the story that reminds me that people love to hear a good story over and over and over again. If you hone a story, let it grow inside you, and share, share, share, you’ll have a story that feels like Home. I was invited to National Storytelling Festival’s Exchange Place for 2013 and I struggled about what to tell, until I was reminded, do what is your best and what you love; for me that was “Simon and Susannah”. I hope you enjoy this story, it’s a good friend, and hope will become your friend as well. You can find this story in Julius Lester’s book, “The Last Tales of Uncle Remus”.
Sheila Arnold provides Storytelling Programs, Historic Character Presentations, Professional Development Training for Educators, Christian Monologues and Inspirational/Motivational Speaking for schools, churches, museums and organizations throughout the US. She has been a full time Teller since 2013 and tells a variety of stories. She has two CD’s, “Mini, Many, Minnie Tales” and “Hands Wide Open” both available on website. Sheila will be Telling at 1st Annual Culpeper Storytelling Festival (VA) and works with Darci Tucker in hosting the TuckerArnold Storytelling Concert and Weekend Retreat, Williamsburg, VA.