For 16 years, Donald Davis has performed during the Christmas season at Fearrington Village, a unique destination community near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Hundreds of people fill the seats in this historic barn, now converted for use as an events venue.
Recorded live at Davis's December 15, 2007 performance, this audio captures the familiar and special relationship between a skilled and beloved storyteller and the audience that has sustained him year after year.
In three memorable stories, Davis revisits the vertigo occasioned by the rides at the county fair ("I had my head down between my legs with my fingers in my ears so my liver wouldn't squirt out through my brain"), recalls the days when corporal punishment was common ("most kids didn't need to worry about it, because every class had about three designated paddlees whose job in life was to get paddled for the whole class"), and puzzles over the Belks department-store Santa's inability to remember him ("I thought, if he can't remember my name, how's he going to remember what I want?") despite multiple visits.
©2008 Donald Davis; (P)2008 August House, Inc.
Chapter 1Duración: 21min
Chapter 2Duración: 13min
Chapter 3Duración: 13min