Happy Halloween!




Haunted Trailer


It’s been a while since we found Nana Lou surfing with Sappho on Maui.The leaves are falling now from the few trees around the Burgeron Trailer, and the Burgerons are nowhere to be found, leaving the trailer abandoned to the elements. Spiders make homes now where pets were housed and the full harvest moon languishes in the sky casting ghostly shadows on the once lively trailer in Bovine County. Nana Lou’s spirit still haunts the trailer grounds, and her ghost appears from the balcony of Dr. M’s tree-house on moonlit nights. Strange howls and cat screams punctuate the still nights while the ‘East of the Web’ Witch has been seen riding her broom above the trailer.

Striking Pay Dirt

Betsy de R. and Aunt Sappy have struck pay dirt!

They are not telling their story quite yet, but they wanted to show the Burgeron family some of their findings in that old tin can they found while digging late at night 2 weeks ago.

Striking Pay Dirt


On their way to the internet cafe to post their news, they passed a sign in Bovine which brought back many memories. What with all of Don’s cows running around lately, they thought it was time to remember some of the chickens at the trailer!


Betsy de R. is sure that the Bovine Herald will pick up on the Bitcoin discovery unearthed 2 weeks ago under the trailer deck.

To listen again to the investigative digging, click here! (that’s for you, Don!)




All writing by Sappho (@Janweb3)


Sappho: Greek Day


Sappho has been taking some time out from her Burgeron preparations to enjoy the warm summer and all the street festivals in neighboring Bovine County towns. Although she has never known why Ma and Pa Burgeron gave her a Greek name, she has always been fascinated by antiquity and especially some of the folkdancing still preserved in the many multicultural communities across North America. The links to the ‘old country’ are palpable in dance and food.

Here is a video of Greek Day which Sappho filmed while traveling last year.


Sappho and Betsy de R. have also been digging around the Burgeron trailer off and on looking to unearth some of the Burgeron secrets and mysteries through artifact collection. Last week, they found an old tin can under one of the trees near the trailer deck. Betsy de R., ace reporter, was able to capture an image even with very little light. When Sappho saw the old tin can, she was reminded of a story Pa Burgeron always used to tell her when she was young about when he was stationed in Gozo.


‘Betsy de R.’ Bovine County Reporter

….And so concludes the first week of The Burgeron Summer Trailer DS106 open course. We’ve introduced you to digital storytelling in a variety of ways and in a collaborative mode on the web. The story has already taken a few intriguing twists and turns from its core narrative; in fact, a new character has emerged and so Sappho would like to introduce you to Betsy de R., ace reporter for the Bovine County Daily. She discovered the drone activity in Bovine County and was originally tipped off by reading an article about FAA rulings on drone deliveries. Relatively new on the job, she is looking to make a name for herself in Bovine County as she learns new digital skills so important to her career.


 Betsy de R.

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Betsy de R.

Date of Birth: February 7, 1990

Born: Bovine County, USA

Education: 2013 Bachelor of Journalism, Bovine County Community College

Professional Experience: 2013-2014 Bovine County Reporter for The Bovine County Daily