As Nana Lou mentioned awhile back, the Burgeron children have been enjoying evening readings of fairy tales, often by the campfire. Most evenings after dinner, when the weather is fine (as it often is here in Bovine County), we all gather ’round a fire, singing songs and telling stories–sometimes even a ghost story or two. The Burgeron children aren’t scared of ghost stories, of course, what with I and Little Boo being the family ghosts and so friendly and all.
Well, this being the Bovine County Fairy Tale Festival and all, the other night Nana Lou decided to tell a fairy tale, the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. And as often happens when we’re all gathered together, it turned into a collaborative story, with lots of us participating:
- Bernie Burgeron’s grandaughter Bernie, as Goldilocks
- Nana Lou’s great-great grandson, DJ, as Little Bear
- Ron Burgeron as Papa Bear
- Mama Boo (me) as Mama Bear
You might be wondering how we got those sound effects in there, what with this story being told around the evening campfire. Well, as you may know, we ghosts have a way with being able to make all kinds of strange sounds, and Little Boo was working in the background, adding the sound effects.
You might also be wondering why Mama Boo’s voice is accompanied by those strange “ooooh” sounds. Well, I’m a ghost after all! It comes with the territory.
Here is the story …
Sitting in chair sound, by Richard Frohlich, on freesound.org, licensed CC BY 3.0
Footsteps up stairs sound, by sinatra314, on freesound.org, licensed CC BY 3.0
Birds: singing birds in Bovine TX
Spoon: played by Ron Burgeron
Snoring: snored by Ron Burgeron
All other sounds are licensed CC0, also from freesound.org
Here’s a picture of the event itself.
We even caught a glimpse of Anna Cow (the method actor that she is…) preparing for her upcoming role as the Sleeping Beauty.