Tuesday, February 16, 2010

House on Loon Lake.

I am a huge fan of This American Life on NPR. I just love that there is still an archive out there where you can access other peoples stories. I am fascinated with story telling and the people who have the gift to do it well. This show never disappoints. They just released there 400th episode and I am so pleased that they are still going strong. I have recently started downloading episodes and listening to them on my ipod as I walk around the park. I can't even tell you how much better this makes my workout. I actually look forward to it, which has had a huge impact on how often I go now. Okay, so the point of this post is not to brag about my newly revised fitness routine, it is about their 199th episode, House on Loon Lake. If you listen to TAL at all you know that the show is usually broken up into a few "acts", each act having the same theme. However, this episode was a little bit different because it only has one act, one story. The House on Loon Lake is the story of an abandoned house. A house that a couple of curious boys stubble upon and can't even begin to imagine how it will change their lives. This story is amazing. You must give it a listen (if you click here and press full episode you can stream the whole thing for free!). It made me realize why I love old photographs and vintage trinkets so much. There are incredible stories behind those objects, stories of interesting lives and fascinating people. In this case, these objects were the pieces of a puzzle that was just aching to be solved. Here are a few pictures of memorabilia from the house...

1 comment:

  1. I love this story, it's incredible. Moving and creepy.. mmm .x