Stories People Tell are examples of how everyday events become the germs of a future essay. As you read these little snippets from peoples’ lives, the smallest thing may spark your next great essay. Enjoy.
Retired for many years, New Orleans Fire Chief Gullo and his lovely wife were leaving our Cracker Barrel; I think the nostalgia of our vintage collection led to a discussion of dear friends we’ve loved and lost. Chief Gullo recalled the aftermaths of Katrina, when he was actively involved in moving trees, trash, swamp, and whatever other obstacles were blocking the roads and people from going home to rebuild their lives...Read More