Tell a Story Day

On this day – April 27 – is ‘Tell a Story Day‘ which celebrates story-telling of all kinds. It doesn’t matter if its fiction or non-fiction, a tall tale, or folk lore. Today is a day to tell ’em all. Stories can be from a book, other written material, or from memory. Also, an eerie or spooky story is always fun.

Family stories can be the best type, especially if about a certain ancestor.

In your research, you could have come across that unusual or adventurous ancestor, one for sure who makes a good story.

April 27th of tell a story is in the United States and on October 27th the story day is celebrated in the United Kingdom and Scotland.

Here is an ancestral story: Henry Sherman Jr., of Manheim, York Co., PA was the only surviving son of Henry Sr. in 1864. He inherited the large family farm that had 200 acres, a house and cash but lost it with reckless spending. He spent the money on ill-starred speculations, rash business ventures and careless spending by early 1900. Henry Jr. had the habit of lighting his cigar with a ten or twenty dollar bill. Eventually, to pay his debt, the sheriff seized and sold all the Sherman property.

Photo: $20 bill in 1900.

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