As much as Halloween is a time for
laughter, fun, and spookiness it is a time to reflect upon years
gone by. Halloween harkens back to a primal time in our past when
unseen spirits guided and tormented our lives. We convey this past
to future generations through our stories. Stories of friends and
family, tales of boyhood adventures, and epics of myth and legend.
I love hearing a good story more than
just about anything and Garrison Keillor is one of America's premier
wordsmiths. For over 25 years, through his radio show, A Prairie
Home Companion, He has been spinning tales of simpler times and places.
Stories of a nearly forgotten time in our nation's history when we were carefree and
un-rushed. A time when autumn nights held the mystery and excitement
of the unknown.
Below are some links to Real Audio™ files featuring Halloween and autumn sketches by Garrison Keillor
from A Prairie Home Companion. Be sure to listen to The
Raven, arguably the single finest reading of Poe's work I have ever heard.
You can hear A Prairie Home Companion on KQED 88.5 FM both
Saturdays at 6 PM and Sundays at 11 AM or you can listen to the show
live both in audio and video by visiting APHC's website at http://phc.mpr.org
between 6 and 8 PM ET.