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For May 29 through June 4, 2016
Next update:Aug. 21, 2016
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grain elevator danabrog nebraska

This is a grain elevator in Dannebrogh, Nebraska, where I traveled to talk with folklorist — and humorist — Roger Welch. We shared a pizza and a mug of root beer while we talked about stories, jokes and Dick Cavett.
(Taken March 11, 2016)
candy corn
theme "Promises Broken"
The Final Show for now...
WELCOME — As one door closes, another opens.” A friend told me this when I mentioned the end of “A Jarful of Stories.” WSCL-FM in Salisbury, Maryland, has pulled the plug on the show. I began broadcasting the show in April, 1999, while living in Cambridge, Maryland. To be honest, a 17-year run ranks up there with “something special.” I have loved producing the program and hope to continue offering the show on this website starting August 21. I hope you'll listen/download and share these stories for children of all ages. Thanks for the chance to tell stories for almost a million years!. 
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Rick Brown, host of A Jarful of Stories, relaxing in his kitchen.
thought of the week
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."
John Barrymore

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Copyright 1999-2016 - by Rick Brown — Thanks for the memories
Recorded at Jarful of Studios in Kearney, Nebraska  — - 308.233.2191

Why August 21?
My daughter, Kepler, started hiking the Appalachian Trail in mid-March. At the tender age of 14, she hopes to be the youngest person to solo-through hike the famous trail, all 2,100 miles of it from Georgia to Maine.

Keppy on the Appalachian Trail
Keppy on the Appalachian Trail. Read her blog here.

I guess it's 2,100 miles from Maine to Georgia, too, but I digress.

Hiking that far takes a lot of support and the rest of my family has been supporting Keppy's hike by supplying her with food and an occasional nice place to sleep.

I will be joining the rest of my family for the summer, returning to Nebraska in mid-August. At that time I plan on creating a podcast of “A Jarful of Stories” available over the internet. I'll post more information about it when I figure out what I'm doing, ok?