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A Note from the President

Hello my friends,


How in the world did August get here so soon? The summer reading programs have come to an end and schools are starting soon. I want more time with this season to keep the kid in me alive.


When I was a kid, my dad always planned a vacation for August. We didn’t start school until after Labor Day, so we had plenty of time to get away. Those vacations were something. He saved up a couple hundred bucks, packed us in an old car and we headed west to California, hitting every relative along the way. I am sure there were many stories after the Johnson’s left town. There were six of us kids and Mom and Dad. I know our aunts and uncles breathed a sigh of relief when we left, but it was great fun for all of us.


Tell some of those old summer vacation tales to your kids or your grandkids before school starts. Keep those stories alive.


MO-TELL will be keeping the stories alive both virtually and in-person this month and into the Fall. We will try to have an in-person event in October in the St. Louis area. In all things we must be flexible.


Keep telling stories and I hope to see you soon on Zoom. Our next Zoom event is August 13 and it features Brian Fox Ellis, Carol Birch and Deb Swanegan.


Joyce Slater

President, MO-TELL


Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all.
-Hans Christian Andersen

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