Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Count Von Kerpen- The Story as She Knows It.

Click on this link to watch a video featuring the Story of Count Von Kerpen, as told by Dave's mother, Rayni Joan.

Dave's college friends used to crack up laughing when Dave told the story of "Count Von Kerpen". I think it was just fun to say..."COUNT VON KERRRRRPEN". When Dave's mom came to visit us from Santa Monica, she mentioned the story, and I asked if we could record it. The story itself is probably inaccurate (we'll have to ask Grandma Mimi, who probably has a bit of a different version, though similarly off)...but I thought it was really neat to watch a grandma recount a story to her children and her grandchildren. There have been plenty of times in our family where we've heard completely different versions of the same story. In the end, isn't that what makes story telling (and memories)so beautiful? It's the ability to insert and share individual perspectives on experience. I hope you enjoy this story by the lovely Rayni Joan.

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