first_img Print Article Published 11:04 pm Thursday, June 10, 2010 Latest Stories June Buggin’ storytelling festival underway The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel McBride-Smith’s story struck a chord deep within Susan Lewis of the Tar Heel State.“She was fantastic,” Lewis said. “The story that she told was wonderfully sweet and brought back many memories. It was as funny as it was sweet. It was hard, too, to keep back the tears. The We Piddle Around Theater is a wonderful place. To be there and to hear the story, it just touched my heart. I think everyone was touched by it.”Wynnette Fryer and her daughter-in-law, Juliene Fryer, gave the storytelling event two-thumbs up. One from each.“I was right there with Barbara McBride-Smith from the beginning to the end,” said Wynnette Fryer, who is originally from Brundidge. “I liked hearing one story that took you through so many emotions. And, living in Illinois, I was so proud to hear her say ‘vi-ena’ sausage. I’m trying to learn to say Vienna but it’s not working.” Skip Sponsored Content Email the author For Mobley, McBride-Smith’s performance was a walk down memory lane.“I laughed and I cried but, most of all, I remembered,” she said. “I think all of us who grew up in the 1950s and 60s got to go back ‘home’ for a little while. It was wonderful to be there.”Mobley lives in rural Pike County but McBride-Smith’s story resonated just as strongly with visitors from the hinterlands of North Carolina and the big city of Chicago. The sawdust had settled at the We Piddle Around Theater long before Nellie Mobley got off her emotionally roller coaster.Barbara McBride-Smith’s presentation, “Hello, Ricky Nelson, Goodbye Heart,” at the Brundidge folk life theater Thursday brought laughter, tears and stirred up so many memories that Mobley said she will bask in them for days.“I could have stayed there and listened to her all day,” Mobley said. “I went with my three sisters and we all had a wonderful time. It was my first storytelling event but it won’t be my last. I’m hooked. Thanks to Barbara McBride Smith, I’m a storytelling convert. I don’t see how in the world she could tell a story and keep it going like that. It was just like you were there.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Youth Leadership Forum wraps up The Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum wrapped up a busy and eventful week Thursday, with a graduation luncheon in the… read more Juliene Fryer said the entire package, the music of Lenny Trawick, the storytelling of McBride-Smith, the great food and the atmosphere of the theater made for a perfect afternoon with the girls.Barbara McBride-Smith will be in concert again tonight at the We Piddle Around Theater. Music will be presented by the Benton Brothers and The Party Dolls — Sherry Davis, Jane Stroud and others.The performance is sold out. Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more